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A city of southeast Arizona southeast of Tucson. After silver was discovered here in 1877, Tombstone became one of the richest and most lawless frontier mining towns.


A gravestone.
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another word for gravestone


(Placename) a town in the US, in Arizona: scene of the gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881. Pop: 1547 (2003 est)
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a stone marker, usu. inscribed, on a tomb or grave.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tombstone - a stone that is used to mark a gravetombstone - 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"
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noun gravestone, memorial, monument, marker, headstone What were the words inscribed on his tombstone?
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شاهِد القَبْر
náhrobní kámen
pierre tombalefaire-part de clôture


[ˈtuːmstəʊn] Nlápida f (sepulcral)
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[ˈtuːmstəʊn] npierre f tombale
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nGrabstein m
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[ˈtuːmˌstəʊn] npietra tombale
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(tuːm) noun
a hole or vault in the ground in which a dead body is put; a grave. He was buried in the family tomb.
ˈtombstone noun
an ornamental stone placed over a grave on which the dead person's name etc is engraved.
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The notice--aptly known as a "tombstone ad"--is a legal requirement designed to notify Cammet--and anyone else who is interested--that the bank was selling her home.
When I started working at Paramount, the ad guys hated "Harold and Maude" so ferociously that the movie opened with no campaign at all--just a sort of tombstone ad. The film became a cult classic anyway, which doesn't necessarily mean the sales guys are always wrong and the so-called "creative" types are always right.
The caption called the tombstone ad a "tribute" to all those who had worked at the firms.