Megalith Meg"a*lith, n. [Mega- + -lith; cf. F. m['e]galithe.] A large stone; especially, a large stone used in constructing ancient monuments. -- {Meg`a*lith"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • Megalith — Megalith …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • megalith — (n.) huge prehistoric stone, 1853, back formation from MEGALITHIC (Cf. megalithic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • megalith — ► NOUN ▪ a large stone that forms a prehistoric monument or part of one. DERIVATIVES megalithic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • megalith — [meg′əlith΄] n. [ MEGA + LITH] a huge stone, esp. one used in Neolithic monuments or in the construction work of ancient peoples: see CROMLECH megalithic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Megalith — Megalithic tomb, Mane Braz, Brittany …   Wikipedia

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  • megalith — megalithic, adj. /meg euh lith/, n. a stone of great size, esp. in ancient construction work, as the Cyclopean masonry, or in prehistoric Neolithic remains, as dolmens or menhirs. [1850 55; MEGA + LITH] * * * Huge, often undressed stone used in… …   Universalium

  • megalith — UK [ˈmeɡəˌlɪθ] / US noun [countable] Word forms megalith : singular megalith plural megaliths a very large upright stone put in place by people in ancient times Derived word: megalithic UK [ˌmeɡəˈlɪθɪk] / US adjective …   English dictionary

  • megalith — noun Date: 1853 a very large usually rough stone used in prehistoric cultures as a monument or building block • megalithic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • megalith — noun a) A construction involving one or several roughly hewn stone slabs of great size. b) A large stone used in such a construction …   Wiktionary

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