What does tombstone mean?

Definitions for tombstone
ˈtumˌstoʊntomb·stone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravestone, headstone, tombstonenoun

    a stone that is used to mark a grave

Wiktionary

  1. tombstonenoun

    A headstone marking the person's grave.

  2. tombstonenoun

    The symbol "" marking the end of a proof.

  3. tombstoneverb

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. tombstone

    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.

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  1. tombstone

    A tombstone is a stone marker, typically inscribed, that is placed over a grave to identify the person who is buried there. It typically includes information like the person's name, birth and death dates, and may also include personal symbols, messages or epitaphs. It serves as a permanent memorial to the deceased person. It is also known as a gravestone or headstone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tombstonenoun

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

Wikidata

  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. Dave Michelson:

    Virgil Earp was the constable back before Virgil Earp brothers got here — Wyatt and Morgan — and Virgil Earp actually killed a cowboy out in front of the Palace, doc Holiday( played) cards here before they went to Tombstone.

  2. Harry S Truman:

    I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.

  3. Judge Gorsuch:

    What I try to point out is … it’s not how big your bank account balance is -- nobody ever puts that in their draft obituary -- or that they billed the most hours, or that they won the most cases. It’s how they treated other people along the way, for me, [ I think of the ] the words I read [ just ] yesterday from Increase Sumner’s tombstone. I ’d like to be remembered as a good dad, a good husband, kind and mild in private life, dignified and firm in public life... I have no illusions that I ’ll be remembered for very long.

  4. John Christian Bovee:

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

  5. 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.

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