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/ˈäbəˌlisk/,
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obelisks, plural;
  1. A stone pillar, typically having a square or rectangular cross section and a pyramidal top, set up as a monument or landmark

  2. A mountain, tree, or other natural object of similar shape


  1. a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
  2. dagger: a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
  3. An obelisk (from Greek ὀβελίσκος - obeliskos, diminutive of ὀβελός - obelos, "spit, nail, pointed pillar") is a tall, narrow, four-sided, tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. ...
  4. The Obelisk entrance (German Obeliskportal) constitutes the eastern limit of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany. Following plans by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, Frederick the Great ordered in 1747 that this exit from the park be built.
  5. The Masters of the Universe media franchise has been featured in several comic book series. Most were small publications known as "minicomics" that were included as bonuses in action figure packages. Stand-alone comic book series were also published by DC, Marvel Comics, and Image Comics.
  6. A tall, square, tapered, stone monolith topped with a pyramidal point, frequently used as a monument; The dagger sign (†), especially when used as a reference mark
  7. An obelisk looming up stately and cold in your dreams is the forerunner of melancholy tidings. For lovers to stand at the base of an obelisk, denotes fatal disagreements.
  8. A tapering, four-sided pillar of stone which was usually inscribed with hieroglyphs to honour a pharaoh.  Most were made of granite. The biggest Egyptian obelisk now stands in Rome and is nearly 31 metres tall. The biggest still in Egypt is 29.5 metres high and is estimated to weigh over 300 tonnes.
  9. An Obelisk is column carved from a single block of stone, with a square (or rectangular) cross-section and a pointed top. The form came from Egyptian temples.
  10. a tapering pillar of square section, with a pointed top
  11. a tall, tapering shaft, usually made of stone or cement (see also TYPE) (Example).
  12. four sided shafts of stone that were cult objects or monuments originating in the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt; for the ancient Egyptians, the obelisk represented rays of sun; obelisks could be made of pink granite, for example, and have a pyramid-shaped top often covered with a gold and silver ...
  13. a four-sided stone pillar set up as a monument or landmark
  14. A tall four-sided shaft with a rectangular or square plan, tapering upwards, with a pyramidal top and often covered in hieroglyphics. Obelisks were made primarily in ancient Egypt, where they were erected in pairs. ...
  15. an upright, four-sided, tapered pillar that terminates in a pyramid; it may be inscribed or plain, and it is often placed prominently in the center of a pool, at the crown of a hill, or at the end of a terrace walk.
  16. Though the name is derived from the Greek obeliskos, meaning "a small spit", obelisk are Egyptian. Physical represention the rays of the sun streaming to the earth.
  17. A monument with a square base and a long column sharpening at the top to a pointed shape sometimes signifying the wealth or importance of the deceased.
  18. a monument of rectangular form, generally forming a low pyramid structure
  19. A monumental, monolithic column of stone
  20. An upright four sided usually monolithic pillar that gradually tapers as it rises and terminates in a pyramid.
  21. Vertical stone pillar of needle shape with pyramidion on the top. Its origin ties it to the Egyptian sun cult. They are always carved from a single stone. The tapered top part of them were usually covered with gold or electrum.
  22. Shaping your basic nature through personal effort / Creative or sexual energy wishing to leave its mark
  23. an obelisk is a tall, thin structure that tapers from a wider base to a narrower peak or sharp point at the top. Obelisk trellises are used by gardeners who want boldly vertical lines that will draw a viewer's eye.
  24. a tall, tapering shaft of stone, usually monolithic, of square or rectangle section and ending pyramidally
  25. These stone pillars were carved with titles of kings and dedication to the gods. The pointed tip of the obelisk represents the ground on which the sun god stood to create the universe.