What does tombstone mean?

Definitions for tombstone
ˈtumˌstoʊntomb·stone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravestone, headstone, tombstone(noun)

    a stone that is used to mark a grave

Wiktionary

  1. tombstone(Noun)

    A headstone marking the person's grave.

  2. tombstone(Noun)

    The symbol "u220E" marking the end of a proof.

  3. tombstone(Verb)

    For a surfboard to stand upright half-submerged in the water (like a tombstone, above) because the surfer is underwater with his or her legrope pulled tight. Often this indicates a surfer in difficulty, either held down by the power of a wave or unconscious and unable to get to the surface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tombstone(noun)

    a stone erected over a grave, to preserve the memory of the deceased

Freebase

  1. Tombstone

    Tombstone is a historic western city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona Territory. It was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West. The town prospered from about 1877 to 1890, during which the town's mines produced USD $40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than 7 years. It is most-well known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and draws most of its revenue from tourism. Within two years of its founding, although far distant from any other metropolitan city, Tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, and numerous dancing halls and brothels. All of these were situated among and on top of a large number of dirty, hardscrabble mines. The gentlemen and ladies of Tombstone attended operas presented by visiting acting troupes at the Schieffelin Hall opera house, while the miners and cowboys saw shows at the Bird Cage Theatre, "the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tombstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tombstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tombstone in a Sentence

  1. Kyriakos Mitsotakis:

    The measures will be a tombstone for growth prospects.

  2. John Christian Bovee:

    Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.

  3. Storm Constantine:

    ...and what will it say on my tombstone, do you think? 'Cal, was once a nuisance, but everyone got to hear about it'...

  4. Dorothy Parker:

    That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.

  5. Rudyard Kipling:

    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.

Images & Illustrations of tombstone

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