Share this entry

Share this page

Stonehenge

Syllabification: Stone·henge
Pronunciation: /ˈstōnˌhen(d)ZH
 
/

Definition of Stonehenge in English:

A megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Completed in several constructional phases from circa 2950 bc, it was probably used for ritual purposes.

Origin

from Old English stān 'stone' + an element related to hengan 'to hang'.

Words that rhyme with Stonehenge

avenge, henge, revenge

Definition of Stonehenge in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Noel
Pronunciation: nōˈel
noun
Christmas…