Definition of headstone
: a memorial stone at the head of a grave
Examples of headstone in a Sentence
many of the headstones were for children who had died during the influenza epidemic
Recent Examples of headstone from the Web
Residents say drug use and crime have been on the rise in recent years; Mr. Zapata, the headstone carver, dated it to roughly 2000, when slum clearance nearby led to a wave of new residents.
A photo on their GoFundMe page shows Aiden leaning on Liam’s headstone with a huge smile on his face.
The project does not include larger headstones, some of which are beginning to tip, Antoskiewicz said.
Once -- many years ago, according to Young -- a Confederate flag flew there, and little Rebel flags marked the headstones.
But in 2007 the military added a pentacle to its official list of religious symbols that can be engraved on headstones, so it now can be publicly recognized.
A member of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) places a flag at a headstone in Section 10 of Arlington National Cemetery for Flags-In, Arlington, Virginia.
Following a ceremony in Greenwood Memorial Park honoring the Royal Flying Corps, the Pattison family of Keller took a close look at the headstones of the Canadian airmen.
Trump walked among the white marble headstones and greeted families.
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First Known Use of headstone
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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
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Definition of headstone for Students
: a stone that marks a grave
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