Definition of Standing stone

1. Noun. A tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France.

Exact synonyms: Menhir
Generic synonyms: Megalith, Megalithic Structure



Definition of Standing stone

1. Noun. A prehistoric monument consisting of an upright megalith; often in groups ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standing Stone

standing orders
standing out
standing ovation
standing ovations
standing part
standing parts
standing plasma test
standing press
standing rib
standing rib roast
standing room
standing room only
standing seam
standing seams
standing stock
standing stone (current term)
standing stones
standing tall
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standing up
standing up to
standing wave
standing waves
standings
standish
standishes
standoff
standoffish
standoffishly
standoffishness

Literary usage of Standing stone

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1. History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley: Embracing an Account by Uriah James Jones (1856)
"The standing stone—that is, the original stone—was, according to John ... About this self-same standing stone there still exist contradictory opinions. ..."

2. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1907)
"... Judges of the General Election held in the Different Districts (except the standing stone) which has not made any Return of the said Election in, ..."

3. The Antiquary (1871)
"At Largo, on the Fife coast, is a sculptured standing stone, with, on the one side, the usual accompaniment of the figure of a cross, and on the other ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1908)
"129 standing stone near the Old Distillery, ... 157 standing stone, Murthly Castle, ...... 158 Stone Circle in Grounds of Asylum at Murthly ; Plan, . ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1908)
"186 Tlie Jury Stone, nein- Pitcairn Church, ..... 137 standing stone ... 157 standing stone, Murthly Castle, ...... 158 Stone Circle in Grounds of Asylum at ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"Standing-stone, an unhewn monolith set up in pre-historic times. ... "standing stone" is the name of a house near Matfen, so-called from a neighbouring ..."

7. Stories of Pennsylvania, Or, School Readings from Pennsylvania History: Or by Joseph Solomon Walton, Martin Grove Brumbaugh (1897)
"IN his history of the Juniata valley, UJ Jones tells a story of a dog feast at standing stone. Early in 1750, word came down the old Tuscarora trail that ..."

8. Stories of Pennsylvania, Or, School Readings from Pennsylvania History: Or by Joseph Solomon Walton, Martin Grove Brumbaugh (1897)
"IN his history of the Juniata valley, UJ Jones tells a story of a dog feast at standing stone. Early in 1750, word came down the old Tuscarora trail that ..."

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