From Greek, denoting The City of the Dead, nowadays a churchyard, a graveyard. Also necropola. Underground necropolis is called catacombs.
Graveyard School of Poetry poets often broded over life and death surrounded by the gloomy miasma and rotting putrefactions of so rueful a place as a necropolis.
1. A city populated soully by the dead.
2. A city which has fallen. ie Atlantis
After falling into the ocean, the great city of Atlantis was rendered a veritable necropolis
Morbid, gothic, chilly tourist attraction.
Hill on outskirts of Glasgow city, covered in with hundreds of graves - from small unmarked stones to massive mausoleums. A solitary footpath winds round the Necropolis, spiralling round the crest of the hill to the top. Found next to Glasgow Cathedral.
Creepy as shit at night. Not much better in the day but at least you can see where you're going.
'It's getting late, lets take a short cut through the Necropolis.' 'Yeah, great idea!'
One of the stages of the main building of the Undead race in Warcraft
Dammit, I can't build any grunt units right now, since my Necropolis is upgrading!