What is another word for gravestone?

Pronunciation: [ɡɹˈe͡ɪvstə͡ʊn] (IPA)

A gravestone is a marker for a burial site that is typically made of stone or other durable materials and is inscribed with the deceased's name and other relevant information. However, there are many other synonyms for gravestone that can be used in different contexts or situations. Some of these synonyms include tombstone, headstone, memorial stone, grave marker, commemorative plaque, grave slab, burial stone, funerary monument, and sepulchral tablet, among others. Each of these terms may have slightly different connotations or implications, but they all refer to the same basic idea of a physical marker that signifies the location of a person's final resting place.

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  • Equivalence

  • Forward Entailment

    • Noun, singular or mass
      stone.
  • Other Related

    • Noun, singular or mass
      grave, tomb, gravesite.

What are the hypernyms for Gravestone?

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What are the hyponyms for Gravestone?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Gravestone?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for gravestone (as nouns)

Usage examples for Gravestone

And the gravestone was warm to her lips as she kissed it.
"The Literary Sense"
E. Nesbit
I assure you, if they write on his gravestone that he was an honorable man, I'll strike it out with my own pencil.
"St. Peter's Umbrella"
Kálmán Mikszáth
The talk of the gravestone man started him to thinkin' about what thar might be in that line for him, and he recalled that he owned ten acres of ground on a rise in the edge of town which he had bought at a tax-sale for twenty-five dollars.
"Dixie Hart"
Will N. Harben

Famous quotes with Gravestone

  • 'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.
    Al Purdy
  • Write on my gravestone: Infidel, Traitor.--infidel to every church that compromises with wrong; traitor to every government that oppresses the people.
    Wendell Phillips
  • It is as though we had buried Someone we thought dead, and now hear him calling in the night: Help me! Heaving and panting, he raises the gravestone of our soul and body higher and still higher, breathing more freely at every moment. Every word, every deed, every thought is the heavy gravestone he is forever trying to lift. And my own body and all the visible world, all heaven and earth, are the gravestone which God is struggling to heave upward.
    Nikos Kazantzakis
  • I think that part of being a parent is trying to kill your kids...Because as soon as you have a kid, you know for sure that you're going to die. When you have a kid, you see your own gravestone.
    Stephen King
  • “If you can see a thing whole,” he said, “it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives.... But close up, a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. You need distance, interval. The way to see how beautiful the earth is, is to see it as the moon. The way to see how beautiful life is, is from the vantage point of death.” “That’s all right for Urras. Let it stay off there and be the moon—I don’t want it! But I’m not going to stand up on a gravestone and look down on life and say, ‘O lovely!’ I want to see it whole right in the middle of it, here, now. I don’t give a hoot for eternity.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin

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