English version

megalith

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Anthropology
megalithmeg‧a‧lith /ˈmeɡəlɪθ/ noun [countable]  SARRa large tall stone put in an open place by people in ancient times, possibly as a religious signmegalithic /ˌmeɡəˈlɪθɪk◂/ adjective
Examples from the Corpus
megalithA megalith forms a giant sculpture.A megalith marks a place of sacred power in the Earth.A megalith pins down fluid Earth energy.Not all megaliths align with the sky.Hewlett Packard, one of the computer megaliths, is producing a new range of printers.Jerking back from the dais, the Doctor slipped back through the circle of megaliths.Unveiled in 1986, the megaliths were an instant hit.Visiting the megaliths, especially the circles, grounds us in the long and mysterious history of humanity.The megaliths command our attention, inspiring us with awe and curiousity.
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