gravestone gravestone  /ˈɡreɪv ˌstoʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a stone that is used to mark a grave

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Usage(s):

  1. But on a recent Friday afternoon at the Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas, no poignant notes or fresh flowers bedeck the black gravestone of Selena Quintanilla Perez.
  2. Two weeks later, standing beside the baby's concrete gravestone in his dusty backyard, the officer says he can't discuss the matter, or be named, because he is under investigation.
  3. On his gravestone today there are some lines of his poetry.

News

  1. Zeeland bride Paige Eding's visit to father Mark Winia's grave goes viral on Facebook

    As she approached her father’s grave, Paige Eding, wearing her strapless white gown, fell to her knees and leaned on the gravestone. “She just dropped to her knees. ... She was fine and then she just dropped. You could see the pain just overcame her,” Wieringa said. “I’m not much of a crier, and I could not stop crying behind the camera either.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Holland Sentinel

  2. Gravestone studies conference comes to Salem

    The 36th annual Association for Gravestone Studies conference will be held next week at Willamette University in Salem.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal

  3. Troy Police searching for alleged donation jar thief

    Police are hoping someone will recognize the thief caught on surveillance camera, stealing a donation jar from a gas station on 5th Avenue. The money was being collected to pay for a gravestone for John Patenaude, who recently passed away.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WNYT Albany

Quotes

  1. Spin.com reports further: "But one way or another, the band will always be around. Steven Tyler isn't in Aerosmith anymore, but his gravestone will probably say something about Aerosmith. Whether we play again or not, I don't know. If we do, it will...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Patrick Stump Source: antiMUSIC.com

  2. "We think this could be a gravestone covering the place where this ruler was laid to rest," Matos said Thursday, as he showed reporters the carved face of the stone for the first time since it was discovered Oct.2.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Source: Forbes

  3. Powell said, "How could this gravestone, come to occupy such an honored place in America's collective heart?"
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Colin Powell Source: WCBD-TV

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