What does the word monolith mean?

Usage examples for monolith

  1. The rock which formed the summit of the island was one of those wandering blocks, called " erratic" by geologists- an isolated bowlder, a monolith, which must once have been detached from a distant mountain, some limestone formation from the Dolomites, out of a moraine. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  2. Eight of the present- day arches are of wood, and on the second is a monolith surmounted by a figure of Christ in bronze, replacing a former chapel to St. Jacques. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun