Definition of Capstone

1. Noun. A final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination.

Exact synonyms: Copestone, Finishing Touch
Generic synonyms: Touch

2. Noun. A stone that forms the top of wall or building.
Exact synonyms: Copestone, Coping Stone, Stretcher
Generic synonyms: Stone
Group relationships: Wall

Definition of Capstone

1. n. A fossil echinus of the genus Cannulus; -- so called from its supposed resemblance to a cap.

Definition of Capstone

1. Noun. Any of the stones making up the top layer of a wall; a coping stone ¹

2. Noun. A crowning achievement, culmination or finishing touch ¹

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Definition of Capstone

1. the top stone of a structure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capstone

capstan screw
capstan screws
capstone (current term)
capsula adiposa renis
capsula articularis
capsula articularis cricoarytenoidea
capsula articularis cricothyroidea
capsula cordis
capsula externa
capsula extrema
capsula fibrosa
capsula fibrosa glandulae thyroideae
capsula fibrosa perivascularis
capsula fibrosa renis

Literary usage of Capstone

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1. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"... made obvious by time and circumstances, capstone of were never fully remedied until the passage in 1701 of the evo u 1on* famous Act of Settlement,8 the ..."

2. Balancing Reading & Language Learning: A Resource for Teaching English by Mary Cappellini (2005)
"capstone Press, 1999. Nonfiction. Otters by Graham Meadow and Claire Vial. ... capstone Press, 2001. Nonfiction. Sam and Kim by Jocelyn Cranefield and Don ..."

3. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"... AT capstone HILL, ILFRACOMBE On a quiet day the waves of the incoming tide seem to rush in. but in most cases it is ..."

4. The Educative Process by William Chandler Bagley (1905)
"This is the capstone of the review process. Just now somewhat under the ban of the reformer, it is nevertheless an indispensable agency of education if the ..."

5. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... died until the passage in 1701 of the famous Act of Settlement,3 the constitutional capstone of the Revolution. In December, 1694, Queen Mary had been ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1896)
"... threw its capstone against the abutment of one of the flying buttresses of the nave, and broke itself across another of them intervening. ..."

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