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Definition of Obelisk

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tall four-sided stone pillar tapering to a pyramidal top
Obelisk Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Art Glossary
A single tapering rectangular block of stone. The movie 2001: A Space Odyssey had obelisks as a central part of the story. Obelisks are were prominent in Ancient Egypt, as monuments.
Obelisk Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To mark or designate with an obelisk.
  
(n.)
An upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. It is ordinarily monolithic. Egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom.
  
(n.)
A mark of reference; -- called also dagger [/]. See Dagger, n., 2.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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obelisk
\ob"e*lisk\ (?), n. [l. obeliscus, gr. &?;, dim. of &?; a spit, a pointed pillar: cf. f. obélisque.]
1. an upright, four-sided pillar, gradually tapering as it rises, and terminating in a pyramid called pyramidion. it is ordinarily monolithic. egyptian obelisks are commonly covered with hieroglyphic writing from top to bottom.
2. (print.) a mark of reference; -- called also dagger [†]. see dagger, n., 2.
obelisk
\ob"e*lisk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. obelisked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. obelisking.] to mark or designate with an obelisk.

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A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
(hypernym) column, pillar
(hyponym) Washington Monument
2. a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
(synonym) dagger
(hypernym) character, grapheme, graphic symbol
Obelisk Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
An obelisk looming up stately and cold in your dreams is the forerunner of melancholy tidings.

For lovers to stand at the base of an obelisk, denotes fatal disagreements.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Obelisk Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An obelisk (from Greek ὀβελίσκος - obeliskos, diminutive of ὀβελός - obelos, "spit, nail, pointed pillar") is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. Like Egyptian pyramids, whose shape is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, an obelisk is said to resemble a petrified ray of the sun-disk. A pair of obelisks usually stood in front of a pylon. Ancient obelisks were often monolithic, whereas most modern obelisks are made of several stones and can have interior spaces.

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