Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Neolithic or Bronze Age structure found in the British Isles, consisting of a large circular earthwork often enclosing an arrangement of standing stones, wooden posts, mounds, or burial pits.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of hinge.
  • noun The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
  • noun See the extract.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A prehistoric enclosure in the form of a circle or circular arc defined by a raised circular bank and a circular ditch usually running inside the bank, with one or more entrances leading into the enclosed open space.

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from Stonehenge.]

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Back-formation from Stonehenge, although it is not strictly a henge.

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  • The Century Dictionary has "2. The heart, liver, and lights of an animal."

    October 20, 2010