headstone

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noun head·stone \ ˈhed-ˌstōn \

Definition of headstone

:a memorial stone at the head of a grave

Examples of headstone in a Sentence

  1. many of the headstones were for children who had died during the influenza epidemic

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First Known Use of headstone

15th century


HEADSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of headstone 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


HEADSTONE Defined for Kids

headstone

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noun head·stone \ ˈhed-ˌstōn \

Definition of headstone for Students

:a stone that marks a grave


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