Definition of gravestone
: a burial monument
Examples of gravestone in a Sentence
we love to tour old cemeteries and read the hauntingly poetic inscriptions on the gravestones
Recent Examples of gravestone from the Web
The Oxford gravestone shared by J.R.R. Tolkien and his wife Edith Tolkien is etched with the names Beren and Lúthien—two characters from a fantastical love story that the Lord of the Rings author wrote and rewrote throughout his storied career.
Then seven days of sitting shiva in his memory, 30 days of memorial prayer, one year of grieving before unveiling his gravestone.
One client — an ex-banker from an ex-bank — was so awful that Murphy ordered his crew to install the guy’s eight gravestones of Qing dynasty emperors upside down.
Tulimieri has published numerous articles on the subject of American antiques of the 18th century, as well as his research on Venture Smith's unique 1805 gravestone and its carver, John Isham of East Haddam.
In his junior year, he was nominated as a youth representative on the Coconut Grove Coalition committee and raised funds to place flowers on more than 100 gravestones.
More than 140,000 flags were placed on the gravestones in the cemetery by Boy Scouts earlier in the week.
Honored by the Department of Veteran Affairs for his efforts, Lumish coats the gravestone with the same product as those used by national cemeteries after soaking the monument with water.
The Google Photos app can find images buried in your collection, identifying everything from dogs to birthday parties to gravestones.
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First Known Use of gravestone
GRAVESTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gravestone for English Language Learners
: a stone that marks the place where a dead person is buried and that usually has the person's name and birth and death dates on it
GRAVESTONE Defined for Kids
Definition of gravestone for Students
: a monument on a grave
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