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Definition of Obelisk


  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. A mark of reference; -- called also dagger [/]. See Dagger, n., 2.
  3. To mark or designate with an obelisk.

Obelisk Translations

obelisk in Hungarian is obeliszk
obelisk in Spanish is obelisco