headstone

[ hed-stohn ]
/ ˈhɛdˌstoʊn /

noun

a stone marker set at the head of a grave; gravestone.

Nearby words

  1. headsquare,
  2. headstall,
  3. headstand,
  4. headstay,
  5. headstock,
  6. headstream,
  7. headstrong,
  8. headstrongly,
  9. headwaiter,
  10. headwall

Origin of headstone

First recorded in 1525–35; head + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for headstone

headstone

/ (ˈhɛdˌstəʊn) /

noun

a memorial stone at the head of a grave
architect another name for keystone
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Word Origin and History for headstone

headstone

n.

c.1400, "cornerstone," from head (adj.) + stone (n.). Meaning "upright stone at the head of a grave" is 1775, from head (n.).

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