gravestone

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Paul Harro-Harring grave in Jersey.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gravestone, graveston, gravestan, equivalent to grave +‎ stone.

Noun[edit]

gravestone (plural gravestones)

  1. A stone slab set at the head of a grave.
    Synonyms: headstone, tombstone
    • 2005, William J. Roulston, Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800, Ulster Historical Foundation (→ISBN), page 41:
      The value of gravestone inscriptions for ancestral research has long been recognised. The discovery of a single gravestone may provide more information on the history of a family than could be gleaned from []

See also[edit]

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grave +‎ stone.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡraːvˌstɔːn/

Noun[edit]

gravestone (plural gravestones)

  1. gravestone
  2. stone grave

Descendants[edit]

  • English: gravestone

References[edit]