What does gravestone mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravestone, headstone, tombstonenoun

    a stone that is used to mark a grave


  1. gravestonenoun

    A stone slab set at the head of a grave.


  1. gravestone

    A headstone, tombstone, or gravestone is a stele or marker, usually stone, that is placed over a grave. It is traditional for burials in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religions, among others. In most cases, it has the deceased's name, date of birth, and date of death inscribed on it, along with a personal message, or prayer, but may contain pieces of funerary art, especially details in stone relief. In many parts of Europe, insetting a photograph of the deceased in a frame is very common.


  1. gravestone

    A gravestone is a stone slab or monument, often inscribed, placed over or next to the site of a burial in a cemetery or elsewhere to mark the place where a deceased person is buried. It typically includes details such as the name of the deceased, and their dates of birth and death. It may also contain a personal message or prayer. It is also known as a tombstone or headstone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravestonenoun

    a stone laid over, or erected near, a grave, usually with an inscription, to preserve the memory of the dead; a tombstone


  1. Gravestone

    Gravestone was a German heavy metal band, formed in 1977 as originally a progressive rock outfit, before going in to the heavy metal genre. Gravestone released five studio albums between 1977 and 1986 before splitting up. Several of the band members continued the band under the name 48 Crash.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravestone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravestone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of gravestone in a Sentence

  1. Richard Stuart:

    Nobody's gravestone should be used as RIPRAP on the Potomac.

  2. Andrew Pedtke:

    The foundation of what we’re doing is built upon a gravestone of clinical understanding of the technology gap that exists in the physical therapy world.

  3. Wendell Phillips:

    Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor.--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.

  4. Andrew Pedtke:

    The important part is that we’re not just 3-D printing sockets here, we’re not just another tech company, the foundation of what we’re doing is built upon a gravestone of clinical understanding of the technology gap that exists in the physical therapy world.

  5. Jennifer Alba at her home:

    Seeing your child's name on a gravestone.

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