Origin of Stonehenge
Examples from the Web for stonehenge
With the “11” thing, it just came out of improvisation—same with Stonehenge.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But ahead of him he saw a great rough building, rather like Stonehenge.The Magic City|Edith Nesbit
No other Barrows in Wiltshire have been so productive of bronze daggers as those about Stonehenge.Stonehenge|Frank Stevens
The circles of stones at Stonehenge and Avebury seem to have been connected with the worship of these early people.Social Life in England Through the Centuries|H. R. Wilton Hall
A case occurs to me in the matter of Stonehenge, which I happened to visit yesterday.A Miscellany of Men|G. K. Chesterton
Some important buildings were surrounded with large upright stones, similar to the famous "Druidic" temple at Stonehenge.The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West|Robert E. Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for stonehenge
Word Origin and History for stonehenge
early 12c., Stanenges, literally "stone gallows," perhaps so called from fancied resemblance to old-style gallows with two posts, with the second element related to the verb hang. Some antiquarians suggest the notion may be of "supported in the air, that which hangs in the air" (cf. henge-clif for Latin præruptum), in reference to the lintel stones, but the order of the elements and the inflexion is against this. An ancient name for it was the Giant's Dance.
Culture definitions for stonehenge
Ancient circles of large, upright stones that stand alone on a plain in England. There is some controversy about who shaped, carried, and set up these huge stones, which perhaps had religious and astronomical uses. Scholars theorize that Stonehenge was built in three phases beginning in about 2800 b.c. The huge stones are believed to date from 1800 to 1500 b.c.