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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finishing touch, capstone, copestonenoun

    a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination

  2. capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretchernoun

    a stone that forms the top of wall or building


  1. copestonenoun



  1. copestone

    Coping (from cope, Latin capa) is the capping or covering of a wall. A splayed or wedge coping is one that slopes in a single direction; a saddle coping slopes to either side of a central high point.A coping may be made of stone (capstone), brick, clay or terracotta, concrete or cast stone, tile, slate, wood, thatch, or various metals, including aluminum, copper, stainless steel, steel, and zinc. In all cases it should be weathered (have a slanted or curved top surface) to throw off the water.In Romanesque work, copings appeared plain and flat, and projected over the wall with a throating to form a drip. In later work a steep slope was given to the weathering (mainly on the outer side), and began at the top with an astragal; in the Decorated Gothic style there were two or three sets off; and in the later Perpendicular Gothic these assumed a wavy section, and the coping mouldings continued round the sides, as well as at top and bottom, mitring at the angles, as in many of the colleges at the University of Oxford.


  1. copestone

    A copestone is the top, finishing stone of a structure or wall, also known as a capstone. It is used to protect the wall from weather damage. The term may also be used in a figurative sense to mean the highest point or the culmination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Copestonenoun

    a stone for coping. See Coping

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of copestone in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of copestone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. tantamount
    • B. usurious
    • C. jejune
    • D. splay

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