gravestone vs headstone what difference

what is difference between gravestone and headstone

English

Etymology

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

Noun

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

  • through-stone

Translations

Further reading

  • gravestone on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • governates

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • grave stone, graveston, gravestan, grave stane

Etymology

From grave +‎ stone.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡraːvˌstɔːn/

Noun

gravestone (plural gravestones)

  1. gravestone
  2. stone grave

Descendants

  • English: gravestone

References

  • “grāve-stōn, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-09.


English

Etymology

head +‎ stone

Noun

headstone (plural headstones)

  1. A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument traditionally made of stone placed at the head of a grave.
  2. The cornerstone or principal stone of a building.

Translations

See also

  • footstone
  • menhir
  • through-stone

Anagrams

  • head notes, head-notes, headnotes, noteheads, stonehead

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