Henge



[henj] /hɛndʒ/

noun, Archaeology.
1.
a Neolithic monument of the British Isles, consisting of a circular area enclosed by a bank and ditch and often containing additional features including one or more circles of upright stone or wood pillars: probably used for ritual purposes or for marking astronomical events, as solstices and equinoxes.
/hɛndʒ/
noun
1.
a circular area, often containing a circle of stones or sometimes wooden posts, dating from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages
noun

a prehistoric circular area with standing stone or wooden pillars and often enclosed by a bank or ditch, possibly used for rituals; also called henge monument
Examples

Henge mainly pertains to a Neolithic monument of the British Isles.
n.

1740, noted as a Yorkshire word for structures such as Stonehenge.

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