Definition of "gravestone" []

  • A stone placed over a grave as a marker; a tombstone. (noun)
  • A stone marking a grave and usually inscribed with the name and dates of the person buried (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "gravestone" in a sentence
  • "In the north especially the grave is very often surmounted by a huge marble tortoise bearing the inscribed tablet, or what we call the gravestone, on its back."
  • "[1] The gravestone is briefly described in Letter 413."
  • "While digitization of a gravestone is certainly “lossy,” in that the stones are three dimensional, have color, and are different in differing conditions of light, their depiction here is clearly a form of preservation, at least of information, as originals are lost."