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See also: Obelisk
obelisk (plural obelisks)
- (architecture) A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument. [from mid 16th c.]
- 2012 January, Henry Petroski, “The Washington Monument”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 16:
- The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a "true obelisk," even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.
- (typography) Synonym of
- (historical) A symbol resembling a horizontal line (–), sometimes together with one or two dots (for example, ⨪ or ÷), which was used in ancient manuscripts and texts to mark a word or passage as doubtful or spurious, or redundant.
- A dagger symbol (†), which is used in printed matter as a reference mark to refer the reader to a footnote, marginal note, etc.; beside a person's name to indicate that the person is deceased; or beside a date to indicate that it is a person's death date.
tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point
symbol used in ancient manuscripts and texts to mark a word or passage as doubtful or spurious, or redundant — see obelus
dagger symbol — See also translations at dagger
- (entomology, of a dragonfly) To adopt the obelisk posture; to point the tip of the abdomen towards the sun.
- 2004, Cynthia Berger, Dragonflies:
- Dragonflies that spend the day in full sun may obelisk to minimize the sunlight striking the body. An obelisking dragonfly looks like it's doing a headstand […]
obelisk m inan
declension of obelisk
- (adjective) obeliskowy
- obelisk in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- obelisk in Polish dictionaries at PWN
obèlisk m (Cyrillic spelling обѐлиск)
Declension of obelisk
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