Meaning of headstone in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɛdstəʊn/

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  • A slab of stone set up at the head of a grave, typically inscribed with the name of the dead person.

    ‘It's an amazing sight to see 43 acres of graves and monuments and headstones and so many images of death packed together.’
    • ‘Around him graves crept up the hillside in a mishmash of stone headstones and rotting wooden crosses.’
    • ‘About 100 headstones and graves were wrecked in Thursday's incident, which police said was racially motivated.’
    • ‘Inspection of the headstones showed the names of lesser NCOs and privates, drawn from regiments of city and shire.’
    • ‘When all of the Civil War graves are located the cemetery plans to pick up the cost of new headstones on their graves.’
    • ‘I took full advantage, and strolled along between the graves, reading the headstones.’
    • ‘When you walk among the headstones and read the names, you can see into the future.’
    • ‘It has also supplied parts for windmills, a post office in Iran and metal headstones for graves.’
    • ‘Police were called to the scene on Friday and discovered the gravestone lying at the side of the grave with the headstone turned down in the earth.’
    • ‘Today was the unveiling ceremony for her headstone which was a stone carving commissioned by her family.’
    • ‘Both are buried at Orton churchyard in a grave without a headstone.’
    • ‘Colin's friends are now raising money for a headstone to mark his grave.’
    • ‘This means that the family can not afford a headstone for Phoebe's grave at Pleasington cemetery.’
    • ‘It is, of course, a memorial to the matriarch, the slab representing her headstone.’
    • ‘She pressed a kiss against her fingers and then touched AJ's name on the headstone.’
    • ‘Folding his coat beneath him, he knelt down and sat back on his haunches at the foot of the grave, facing the headstone.’
    • ‘Walking around the grave, Eve's heart sank as she made out the name on the headstone.’
    • ‘The majority of these graves did not have accompanying headstones or markers of any kind.’
    • ‘It was named that because the inscriptions on the headstones were in a Cyrillic script.’
    • ‘Turning rocks into tiles, tabletops and headstones for premium prices is an old idea attracting new interest in Nunavut.’
    gravestone, tombstone, stone, monument, memorial, plaque, tablet
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