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Meaning of OBELISK

Pronunciation:  '√Ębulisk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
  2. [n]  a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

OBELISK is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: dagger
 See Also: character, column, grapheme, graphic symbol, pillar, Washington Monument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ob"e*lisk\, n. [L. obeliscus, Gr. ?, dim. of ? a spit,
    a pointed pillar: cf. F. ob['e]lisque.]
    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}
       [[dagger]]. See {Dagger}, n., 2.
  2. \Ob"e*lisk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obelisked}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Obelisking}.]
    To mark or designate with an obelisk.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an obelisk in your dream means your cold, stern nature and the need to warm up to others and soften your nature. Seeing an obelisk in your dream may also have phallic implications.
Thesaurus Terms
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