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Meaning of HEADSTONE

Pronunciation:  'hed`stown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stone that is used to mark a grave
  2. [n]  the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

HEADSTONE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: gravestone, keystone, tombstone
 See Also: arch, building block, coign, coigne, grave, memorial, monument, quoin, stone, tomb



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Head"stone`\, n.
1. The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner
   stone. --Ps. cxviii. 22.

2. The stone at the head of a grave.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a headstone in your dream, represents a forgotten or buried aspect of yourself which you need to acknowledge. Consider also the message on the headstone. It may indicate a statement about your life and its condition.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arch, barrow, boundary stone, brass, bust, cairn, cenotaph, column, cornerstone, cromlech, cross, cup, cyclolith, dolmen, first stone, footstone, foundation stone, grave, gravestone, hoarstone, inscription, keystone, ledger, marker, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, monolith, monument, mound, necrology, obelisk, obituary, pillar, plaque, prize, pyramid, quoin, reliquary, remembrance, ribbon, rostral column, shaft, shrine, stela, stone, stupa, tablet, testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope, trophy