from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large block of stone, especially one used in architecture or sculpture.
- n. Something, such as a column or monument, made from one large block of stone.
- n. Something suggestive of a large block of stone, as in immovability, massiveness, or uniformity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large single block of stone, used in architecture and sculpture.
- n. Anything massive, uniform and unmovable.
- n. A continuous stationary-phase cast as a homogeneous column in a single piece.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A single stone, especially one of large size, shaped into a pillar, statue, or monument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A single stone; by extension, any structure or object in stone formed of a single piece: it may be an independent monument standing alone, as an Egyptian obelisk, or a menhir, or any part of a structure, as a column.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)
French monolithe, from Greek monolithos, consisting of a single stone : mono-, mono- + lithos, stone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French monolithe, from Latin monolithus "consisting of a single stone", from Ancient Greek μονόλιθος monolithos, from μόνος monos "single, alone" + λίθος lithos "stone". (Wiktionary)