Part of speech: noun

A single block of stone.

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Usage examples "monolith":

  1. These are the measures of the monolith house outside; but the length inside is eighteen cubits and five- sixths of a cubit, 149 the breadth twelve cubits, and the height five cubits. - "The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2)", Herodotus.
  2. 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", Mór Jókai.
  3. 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", Francis Miltoun.