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ob·e·lisk

 (ŏb′ə-lĭsk)
n.
1. A tall, four-sided shaft of stone, usually tapered and monolithic, that rises to a pointed pyramidal top.
2. The dagger sign (†), used especially as a reference mark. Also called dagger, obelus.

[Latin obeliscus, from Greek obeliskos, diminutive of obelos, a spit, obelisk.]

ob′e·lis′cal (-lĭs′kəl) adj.
ob′e·lis′koid′ (-koid′) adj.
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obelisk

(ˈɒbɪlɪsk)
n
1. (Architecture) a stone pillar having a square or rectangular cross section and sides that taper towards a pyramidal top, often used as a monument in ancient Egypt
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another name for dagger2
[C16: via Latin from Greek obeliskos a little spit, from obelos spit]
ˌobeˈliscal adj
ˌobeˈliskoid adj
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ob•e•lisk

(ˈɒb ə lɪsk)

n.
1. a tapering, four-sided shaft of stone, usu. monolithic and having a pyramidal apex.
2. obelus.
[1540–50; < Latin obeliscus < Greek obelískos small spit]
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obelisk

1. A monument of Ancient Egyptian origins, consisting of a tall tapering shaft of stone with a pyramidal top.
2. A tall, four-sided, stone pillar, especially one erected as a monument in ancient Egypt.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obelisk - a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal topobelisk - a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
pillar, column - a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument)
2.obelisk - a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
grapheme, graphic symbol, character - a written symbol that is used to represent speech; "the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"
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obelisk

noun column, shaft, monument, pillar, monolith, needle The obelisk was erected in his memory in 1812.
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Translations
obelisk
obeliski

obelisk

[ˈɒbɪlɪsk] Nobelisco m
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obelisk

[ˈɒbəlɪsk] nobélisque m
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obelisk

n
(Archit) → Obelisk m
(Typ) → Kreuz nt
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obelisk

[ˈɒbɪlɪsk] nobelisco
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Such is the case with Paris' oldest monument (and Umm Kulthum's favorite place in the city, apparently), the majestic Obelisque de Louxor in Place de la Concorde.
S'etendant sur quatre niveaux supportes par dix colonnes en pierre, la facade est surmontee d'un fronton (trian gulaire), a cote duquel quatre des colonnes sont projetees en obelisque, le tout etant couronne par la croix catholique.
Women are no longer revered the same way; they are slaves to men's needs and whims" (Obelisque 112).
Publishing company Obelisque Publications has set itself the task of documenting Egyptian art.
(395) Par ces termes Chenier laisse entendre deux choses: d'abord, que l'ecriture sainte des Egyptiens, fixee a meme sur leurs colonnes sculptees, renferme plus de mystere qu'elle ne devoile; ensuite, qu'en descendant "vers l'homme" c'est-a-dire en prenant ses distances vis-a-vis de la ligne symbolique a laquelle renvoie sans cesse son discours, le poete contemporain, a l'oppose du pretre antique qui dechiffre les hieroglyphes, ne peut plus pretendre pouvoir comprendre le sens complet de son Ideal, symbolise ici encore par l'obelisque. E.
permanence as the pyramids, the Rosetta Stone, and the obelisque of