- a Neolithic monument of the British Isles, consisting of a circular area enclosed by a bank and ditch and often containing additional features including one or more circles of upright stone or wood pillars: probably used for ritual purposes or for marking astronomical events, as solstices and equinoxes.
Origin of henge
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Examples from the Web for henge
Ah, from Henge, said Perior, looking at the end of the letter.
That Henge had not been embittered by this political antagonism had deeply touched Perior.
Henge knew of the long paternal intimacy with Camelia, and relied perhaps too much on a paternal sympathy.
He was, he thought, a cleverer man than Henge, a man of more intrinsic weight.
Henge and his mother were coming down to Clievesbury to spend some weeks at Enthorpe.
- a circular area, often containing a circle of stones or sometimes wooden posts, dating from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages
back formation from Stonehenge
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Word Origin and History for henge
1740, noted as a Yorkshire word for structures such as Stonehenge.
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