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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keystone, key, headstone(noun)

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

  2. gravestone, headstone, tombstone(noun)

    a stone that is used to mark a grave


  1. headstone(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headstone(noun)

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

  2. Headstone(noun)

    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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How to say headstone in sign language?

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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. 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."

  2. George Traver:

    She tried and tried. Never happened. The family is now planning a second funeral for Aug. 28 in Chatham. The first one in 1944 was called off when the remains were not found, the station reported. The headstone in the Chatham Rural Cemetery reads : George Traver 1943, killed in action and buried at Tarawa. this is for all the other families that have lost their men and stuff.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  4. Andrew Schafer:

    When they’re acquiring the headstone from us, we’re providing that security to them that their memorial will always be cared for.

  5. 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.

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