Stonehenge


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Stone·henge

 (stōn′hĕnj′)
A group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain in southern England. Dating to c. 2200-1800 bc, the megaliths are enclosed by a circular ditch and embankment that may date to c. 3000. The arrangement of the stones suggests that Stonehenge was used as a religious center and also as an astronomical observatory.

Stonehenge

(ˌstəʊnˈhɛndʒ)
n
1. (Placename) a prehistoric ruin in S England, in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain: constructed over the period of roughly 3000–1600 bc; one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe; believed to have had religious and astronomical purposes
2. (Archaeology) a prehistoric ruin in S England, in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain: constructed over the period of roughly 3000–1600 bc; one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe; believed to have had religious and astronomical purposes

Stone•henge

(ˈstoʊn hɛndʒ)

n.
a prehistoric megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain, in S England, dating to late Neolithic and early Bronze Age times (3rd to 2nd millennium B.C.): believed to have had religious or astronomical functions.
[-henge, probably orig. “something hanging”; compare hinge]
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Noun1.Stonehenge - an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
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One day in returning from this spring by a circuitous path, I came upon a scene which reminded me of Stonehenge and the architectural labours of the Druids.
The girl withdrew into a corner, while Miss Brass took a key from her pocket, and opening the safe, brought from it a dreary waste of cold potatoes, looking as eatable as Stonehenge.
He was born in 1672 in the quaint little thatched parsonage of Milston, a Wiltshire village, not far from that strange monument of ancient days, Stonehenge.
Within his cramped little mind dwelt something that was greater than Jefferies' books--the spirit that led Jefferies to write them; and his dawn, though revealing nothing but monotones, was part of the eternal sunrise that shows George Borrow Stonehenge.
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Anniversaries this year include 100 years since Stonehenge was gifted to the nation and, below from left, 100 years since the end of the First World War; 250 years since Captain Cook departed on his first voyage of discovery; 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush; and the tenth anniversary of the election of Barack Obama THE donation of Stonehenge to the nation, the formation of the NHS and the election of Barack Obama are among a series of 2018 anniversaries that will be marked by English Heritage.
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