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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain in southern England. Dating to c. 2000-1800 B.C., the megaliths are enclosed by a circular ditch and embankment that may date to c. 2800. The arrangement of the stones suggests that Stonehenge was used as a religious center and also as an astronomical observatory.

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  • proper n. An ancient group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An assemblage of upright stones with others placed horizontally on their tops, on Salisbury Plain, England, -- generally supposed to be the remains of an ancient Druidical temple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes

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