Henge definition

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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.
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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.
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A Neolithic or Bronze Age monument of the British Isles, consisting of a circular bank or ditch enclosing, variously, stone or timber uprights, burial pits, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
henge
Plural:
henges

Origin of henge

  • Back-formation from Stonehenge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary