noun Date: 14th century a burial monument

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  • Gravestone — Grave stone, n. A stone laid over, or erected near, a grave, usually with an inscription, to preserve the memory of the dead; a tombstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gravestone — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Progressive Rock, Heavy Metal Gründung 1977 Auflösung 1992 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gravestone — late 14c., stone over a grave; c.1200, stone coffin, from GRAVE (Cf. grave) (n.) + STONE (Cf. stone) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gravestone — ► NOUN ▪ an inscribed headstone marking a grave …   English terms dictionary

  • gravestone — [grāv′stōn΄] n. [ME graveston] an engraved stone marking a grave; tombstone …   English World dictionary

  • gravestone — UK [ˈɡreɪvˌstəʊn] / US [ˈɡreɪvˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms gravestone : singular gravestone plural gravestones a stone by a grave that shows the name of the person buried there and the dates when they were born and died …   English dictionary

  • gravestone — [[t]gre͟ɪvstoʊn[/t]] gravestones N COUNT A gravestone is a large stone with words carved into it, which is placed on a grave. Syn: tombstone …   English dictionary

  • gravestone — /grayv stohn /, n. a stone marking a grave, usually giving the name, date of death, etc., of the person buried there. [1175 1225; ME; see GRAVE1, STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gravestone — noun A stone slab set at the head of a grave. Syn: headstone, tombstone …   Wiktionary

  • Gravestone — This is a rare and interesting name, with the modern variants Graves(t)on, Grays(t)on(e), Grayshan and Gra(y)s(h)on, of English medieval origin, prevalent, as a variant of the name Graveson, in Leeds, Yorkshire. In its present form it is the… …   Surnames reference

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