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.
a circular area, often containing a circle of stones or sometimes wooden posts, dating from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages
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
Henge mainly pertains to a Neolithic monument of the British Isles.
1740, noted as a Yorkshire word for structures such as Stonehenge.
[heng-uh-loh] /ˈhɛŋ əˌloʊ/ noun 1. a city in the E Netherlands. /Dutch ˈhɛŋəloː/ noun 1. a city in the E Netherlands, in Overijssel province on the Twente Canal: industrial centre, esp for textiles. Pop: 81 000 (2003 est)
- Henge monument
noun See henge
[heng-gist, hen-jist] /ˈhɛŋ gɪst, ˈhɛn dʒɪst/ noun 1. died a.d. 488? chief of the Jutes: with his brother Horsa led the Teutonic invasion of southern Britain c440. /ˈhɛŋɡɪst/ noun 1. died ?488 ad, a leader, with his brother Horsa, of the first Jutish settlers in Britain; he is thought to have conquered Kent (?455)
noun 1. (def 1).