gravestone


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grave·stone

 (grāv′stōn′)
n.
A stone placed over a grave as a marker; a tombstone.

gravestone

(ˈɡreɪvˌstəʊn)
n
a stone marking a grave and usually inscribed with the name and dates of the person buried

grave•stone

(ˈgreɪvˌstoʊn)

n.
a stone, usually inscribed, marking a grave.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gravestone - a stone that is used to mark a gravegravestone - a stone that is used to mark a grave
tomb, grave - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

gravestone

noun headstone, stone, monument, tombstone He was buried in the local cemetery, with just a simple gravestone.
Translations
شَاهِدُ القَبْرشاهِد، بَلاطَة ضَريح
náhrobní kámen
gravsten
GrabsteinLeichenstein
hautakivi
nadgrobna ploča
legsteinn
墓石
묘비
nagrobni kamen
gravsten
หินสลักหน้าหลุมฝังศพ
bia mộ

gravestone

[ˈgreɪvstəʊn] Nlápida f (sepulcral)

gravestone

[ˈgreɪvstəʊn] npierre f tombale

gravestone

[ˈgreɪvˌstəʊn] npietra tombale, lapide f

grave1

(greiv) noun
a plot of ground, or the hole dug in it, in which a dead person is buried. He laid flowers on the grave.
ˈgravedigger noun
a person whose job is digging graves.
ˈgravestone noun
a stone placed at a grave on which the dead person's name etc is written.
ˈgraveyard noun
a place where the dead are buried.

gravestone

شَاهِدُ القَبْر náhrobní kámen gravsten Grabstein ταφόπλακα lápida hautakivi pierre tombale nadgrobna ploča lapide 墓石 묘비 grafsteen gravstøtte nagrobek lápide tumular надгробный камень gravsten หินสลักหน้าหลุมฝังศพ mezar taşı bia mộ 墓碑
References in classic literature ?
The mass of granite, rearing its smooth, flat surface fifteen or twenty feet above their heads, was not unlike a gigantic gravestone, upon which the veins seemed to form an inscription in forgotten characters.
The men of that generation watched for his reappearance, in sunshine and in twilight, but never saw him more, nor knew when his funeral passed, nor where his gravestone was.
Some of the apartments were closed within and without; the shutters were only opened to admit a minute's air, showing the scared face of a footman, and immediately afterwards the window would be closed, like a gravestone falling on a sepulchre, and the neighbors would say to each other in a low voice, "Will there be another funeral to-day at the procureur's house?
A slate gravestone would suit me as well as a marble one -- with just my name and age, and a verse of a hymn, and something to let people know that I lived an honest man and died a Christian.
Durdles is a stonemason; chiefly in the gravestone, tomb, and monument way, and wholly of their colour from head to foot.
Come, let's all sit down on this gravestone and get acquainted.
Beneath a plain gravestone, in one of the most peaceful and secluded churchyards in Kent, where wild flowers mingle with the grass, and the soft landscape around forms the fairest spot in the garden of England, lie the bones of the young mother and her gentle child.
For thirty years past, neither town-record, nor gravestone, nor the directory, nor the knowledge or memory of man, bore any trace of Matthew Maule's descendants.
They admired everything--the old grey porch, the mullioned windows, the venerable gravestones dotting the green churchyard, the ancient tower, the very weathercock; the brown thatched roofs of cottage, barn, and homestead, peeping from among the trees; the stream that rippled by the distant water-mill; the blue Welsh mountains far away.
It was a misty afternoon, but the February sun shone dimly, and we could just distinguish the two fir-trees in the yard, and the sparely-scattered gravestones.
Faithful to no race after the manner of the kindly earth, receiving no impress from valour and toil and self- sacrifice, recognising no finality of dominion, the sea has never adopted the cause of its masters like those lands where the victorious nations of mankind have taken root, rocking their cradles and setting up their gravestones.
And close at hand came the village: the small church, with its red-tiled roof, looking humble even among the faded half-timbered houses; the old green gravestones with nettles round them; nothing fresh and bright but the children, opening round eyes at the swift post-chaise; nothing noisy and busy but the gaping curs of mysterious pedigree.