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n. tall four-sided stone pillar tapering to a pyramidal top
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An obelisk (from Greek ὀβελίσκος - obeliskos, diminutive of ὀβελός - obelos, "spit, nail, pointed pillar") is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top, and is said to resemble a petrified ray of the sun-disk. A pair of obelisks usually stood in front of a pylon. Ancient obelisks were often monolithic, whereas most modern obelisks are made of several stones and can have interior spaces.
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1. a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
(hypernym) column, pillar
(hyponym) Washington Monument
2. a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
(hypernym) character, grapheme, graphic symbol
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nm. obelisk, tall four-sided stone pillar tapering to a pyramidal top; Cleopatra's needle, one of two large stone obelisks which were originally erected in Egypt by Thutmose III
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n. obelisk, tall four-sided stone pillar tapering to a pyramidal top
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