cap·​stone | \ ˈkap-ˌstōn How to pronounce capstone (audio) \

Definition of capstone

1 : a coping stone : coping
2 : the high point : crowning achievement the capstone of her career

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Examples of capstone in a Sentence

her election as the state's first woman governor was a capstone of a long political career

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Among them: having strong attendance or classroom grades senior year, doing a senior capstone project or working at a job or doing community service. Patrick O'donnell,, "Graduation rates and grades may rise on Ohio’s state report cards, but are gains real?," 8 Sep. 2019 The Capital Pride Festival is the capstone of Pride celebrations, occupying four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the Capitol. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 7 June 2019 Students participate in a capstone project and a series of labs that progress toward mastery of the college and career readiness skills of an entry-level position in this industry sector. Ramona Sentinel, "Mentors needed to assist Career Technical Education students," 22 Aug. 2019 Ethics and morality are the capstones; the rest must flow from there. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your Say: Election 2020 priorities," 2 Aug. 2019 For Trump, who loves the theater of international affairs and relishes unpredictability, such a head-snapping turn of events would be the capstone to an eventful trip to Asia. Keith Bradsher,, "Trump and Xi agree to restart trade talks, avoiding escalation in tariff war," 29 June 2019 OneDay was meant to substitute for a semester-long capstone course for undergraduate students in ASU’s management program, Beck said. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "Lawsuit: ASU owes $1M for video game that would have replaced business course," 20 June 2019 The water battle was the capstone of the third day of camp C.O.P.S., a day camp in its 21st year in Carroll County. Catalina Righter,, "Camp C.O.P.S. means fierce but friendly competition," 17 July 2019 This case was the capstone of a series of controversies in which the Court had engaged in a tug of war with the presidency and the Congress over the rights of enemy combatants detained in the American prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Carson Holloway, National Review, "John Roberts: A Political Judge?," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of capstone

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for capstone

cap entry 1

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