gravestone

noun grave·stone \ ˈgrāv-ˌstōn \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of gravestone

: a burial monument

Examples of gravestone in a Sentence

  1. we love to tour old cemeteries and read the hauntingly poetic inscriptions on the gravestones

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First Known Use of gravestone

14th century

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GRAVESTONE Defined for English Language Learners

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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

gravestone

noun grave·stone \ ˈgrāv-ˌstōn \

Definition of gravestone for Students

: a monument on a grave


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