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Meaning of CAIRN

Pronunciation:  kehrn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland
  2. [n]  a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
 

CAIRN is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cairn terrier
 
 See Also: mark, marker, marking, terrier

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cairn\, n. [Gael. carn, gen. cairn, a heap: cf. Ir. & W.
carn.]
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. --C. Kingsley. Kane.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: stones intentionally piled by humans.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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