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OBELISK

 Dictionary entry overview: What does obelisk mean? 

OBELISK (noun)
  The noun OBELISK has 2 senses:

1. a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
2. a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

  Familiarity information: OBELISK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OBELISK (noun)


Sense 1obelisk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("obelisk" is a kind of...):

column; pillar (a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument))

Instance hyponyms:

Washington Monument (a tall stone obelisk in Washington honoring George Washington)


Sense 2obelisk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dagger; obelisk

Hypernyms ("obelisk" is a kind of...):

character; grapheme; graphic symbol (a written symbol that is used to represent speech)


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