Cairn

Definition of Cairn

n.1.A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.
Now here let us place the gray stone of her cairn.
- Campbell.
2.A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.

Related Words

arch, barrow, bench mark, bookmark, boundary stone, brass, bust, catstone, cenotaph, column, cromlech, cross, cup, cyclolith, dolmen, footstone, grave, gravestone, headstone, hoarstone, inscription, landmark, lighthouse, lightship, mark, marker, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, milepost, milestone, monolith, monument, mound, necrology, obelisk, obituary, pharos, pillar, plaque, platform, prize, pyramid, reliquary, remembrance, ribbon, rostral column, seamark, shaft, shrine, stela, stone, stupa, tablet, testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope, tower, trophy, watchtower
Word:

Browse

Caffre
Cafila
Caftan
Cag
Cage
Caged
Cageling
Cagit
Cagmag
Cagot
Cahenslyism
Cahier
Cahinca root
Cahincic
Cahoot
Caimacam
Caiman
Cainozoic
CaIque
Caird
-Cairn-
cairned
cairngorm
Cairo
Caisson
Caisson disease
Caitiff
Cajanus
Cajeput
Cajole
Cajolement
Cajoler
Cajolery
Cajun
Cajuput
Cajuputene
Cake
Cake urchin
Caking coal
Cal
calaba
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy