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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keystone, key, headstonenoun

    the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

  2. gravestone, headstone, tombstonenoun

    a stone that is used to mark a grave


  1. headstonenoun

    A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument traditionally made of stone placed at the head of a grave.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headstonenoun

    the principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone

  2. Headstonenoun

    the stone at the head of a grave


  1. Headstone

    A headstone, tombstone, or gravestone is a marker, usually stone, that is placed over a grave. They are traditional for burials in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions, among others. In most cases they have the deceased's name, date of birth, and date of death inscribed on them, along with a personal message, or prayer, but they 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of headstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of headstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of headstone in a Sentence

  1. Richard Stuart:

    We were walking along the shoreline, it was a heavily wooded area and as Lisa and I were picking our way through the woods, she just kind of looked over and then looked at me, and we realized we were looking at a headstone. And we saw another one, and we saw another one, and another one.

  2. Paul McGloin:

    And all of a sudden the headstone is tipped over, two days later, as long as I`ve been coming here, the headstone has been pretty secure around the base of it.

  3. Shelley Anderson:

    A cenotaph, a vocabulary word I learned from the governor of Texas ... When you put up a headstone, but there's no actual body buried, it's called a cenotaph.

  4. Dame Rebecca West:

    If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on its headstone might well be: "It seemed a good idea at the time."

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Visit the graveyards sometimes and read the headstone epitaphs! There is much to learn from the dark face of the life!

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    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
    • A. articulate
    • B. extroversive
    • C. unsealed
    • D. epidemic

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