from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The top stone of a structure or wall.
- n. The crowning achievement or final stroke; the culmination or acme.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the stones making up the top layer of a wall; a coping stone
- n. A crowning achievement, culmination or finishing touch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fossil echinus of the genus Cannulus; -- so called from its supposed resemblance to a cap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, the uppermost or finishing stone of a structure, as of a parapet, a turret, etc.
- n. In zoöl, a fossil echinite (sea-urchin) of the genus Conulus: so named from its resemblance to a cap.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stone that forms the top of wall or building
- n. a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Colleges also could promote "high-effort" practices across the curriculum, such as challenging freshman seminars, writing-intensive courses, undergraduate research assignments, service learning and long-term "capstone" projects.
Where your capstone is a detailed, immaculately researched document, a presentation has to keep to a strict time limit, usually around 20 minutes.
Zechariah then instructed him to bring out the capstone, which is the final piece of stone set aside to mark completion of the temple.
Image from Paradigmshift, which has some interesting commentary and comparisons between the ancient Egyptian imagery and ancient Indian imagery of the creation myth; the stone is identified as a capstone found at Dashur and said to have been the capstone of the Bent Pyramid, no provenance given or where the photo was taken.
The last top stone on the towers, called the capstone, was laid April 6, 1892.
The capstone was a little less than three feet square, so Simeon could not lie down.
Under pressure, these hydrocarbons squeezed through grainy, porous sedimentary rock until blocked by nonporous rock, known as capstone.
The capstone is a MAN, whom the Masons cryptically call "Destiny".
Other fruitful activities include creating "learning communities," through which groups of students take two or more courses together, and "capstone" experiences that encourage seniors to reflect on and synthesize what they have learned over the years.
A growing number of colleges are building required courses and texts into new first-year experience programs, senior "capstone" projects, honors colleges and other school-within-a-school initiatives.