headstone
noun Date: 1775 a memorial stone at the head of a grave

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  • Headstone — Head stone ( st[=o]n ), n. 1. The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone. Ps. cxviii. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. The stone at the head of a grave. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headstone — c.1400, cornerstone, from HEAD (Cf. head) (adj.) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.). Meaning upright stone at the head of a grave is 1775, from head (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Headstone — A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker, normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a burial in a cemetery or elsewhere. Use The stele, as they are called in an archaeological context, is one of the oldest forms of… …   Wikipedia

  • headstone — UK [ˈhedˌstəʊn] / US [ˈhedˌstoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms headstone : singular headstone plural headstones a piece of stone with a name and dates on it that marks a grave (= place where a dead person is buried) …   English dictionary

  • headstone — [[t]he̱dstoʊn[/t]] headstones N COUNT A headstone is a large stone which stands at one end of a grave, usually with the name of the dead person carved on it. Syn: grave stone …   English dictionary

  • headstone — /hed stohn /, n. a stone marker set at the head of a grave; gravestone. [1525 35; HEAD + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • headstone — noun A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument traditionally made of stone placed at the head of a grave …   Wiktionary

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