HyperDic: headstone

English > 2 senses of the word headstone:
NOUNartifactheadstone, keystone, keythe central building block at the top of an arch or vault
artifactheadstone, gravestone, tombstonea stone that is used to mark a grave
headstone > pronunciation
Soundshheh'dstow.n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > headstone: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe central building block at the top of an arch or vault.
Synonymskeystone, key
Part ofarch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
Narrowerquoin, coign, coigneThe keystone of an arch
Broaderbuilding blockA block of material used in construction work
Spanishpiedra clave
Catalanpedra clau
English > headstone: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA stone that is used to mark a grave.
Synonymsgravestone, tombstone
Part ofgrave, tombA place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
Broadermemorial, monumentA structure erected to commemorate persons or events
stonebuilding material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
Spanishlápida, lápida sepulcral, losa
Catalanlàpida, llosa sepulcral

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