a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, consisting of a large circle of megaliths surrounding a smaller circle and four massive trilithons; dating to late Neolithic and early Bronze Age times (c1700–1200 b.c.) and believed to have been connected with a sun cult or used for astronomical observations.
a prehistoric ruin in S England, in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain: constructed over the period of roughly 3000–1600 bc; one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe; believed to have had religious and astronomical purposes
Ancient circles of large, upright stones that stand alone on a plain in England. There is some controversy about who shaped, carried, and set up these huge stones, which perhaps had religious and astronomical uses. Scholars theorize that Stonehenge was built in three phases beginning in about 2800 b.c. The huge stones are believed to date from 1800 to 1500 b.c.
- Stone knives and bearskins
(From the Star Trek Classic episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”) A term traditionally used to describe (and deprecate) computing environments that are grotesquely primitive in light of what is known about good ways to design things. As in “Don’t get too used to the facilities here. Once you leave SAIL it’s stone […]
noun 1. (in Japan) an intricately carved lantern of stone, often placed in a garden or before a shrine. 2. a usually inexpensive reproduction of this, often made of cast metal.
noun 1. a fossil crinoid. noun 1. the fossil of any of several species of sea lily or crinoid
noun, plural stonemen. 1. a stonecutter or stoneworker. The requirements, written by the HOLWG of the US DoD in Feb 1980, that led to APSE. [“Requirements for Ada Programming Support Environments: STONEMAN”, US Dept of Defense, Feb 1980]. (1995-01-24)