Megalith



[meg-uh-lith] /ˈmɛg ə lɪθ/

noun
1.
a stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work, as the Cyclopean masonry, or in prehistoric Neolithic remains, as dolmens or menhirs.
/ˈmɛɡəlɪθ/
noun
1.
a stone of great size, esp one forming part of a prehistoric monument See also alignment (sense 6), circle (sense 11)
n.

huge prehistoric stone, 1853, back-formation from megalithic.

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    [meg-uh-lith] /ˈmɛg ə lɪθ/ noun 1. a stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work, as the Cyclopean masonry, or in prehistoric Neolithic remains, as dolmens or menhirs. /ˈmɛɡəlɪθ/ noun 1. a stone of great size, esp one forming part of a prehistoric monument See also alignment (sense 6), circle (sense 11) adj. 1836, […]

  • Megalithic-astronomy

    noun 1. . [ahr-kee-oh-uh-stron-uh-mee] /ˌɑr ki oʊ əˈstrɒn ə mi/ noun 1. the branch of archaeology that deals with the apparent use by prehistoric civilizations of astronomical techniques to establish the seasons or the cycle of the year, especially as evidenced in the construction of megaliths and other ritual structures. /ˌɑːkɪəʊəˈstrɒnəmɪ/ noun 1. the scientific […]



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    /ˈmɛɡəˌliːtə/ noun 1. one million litres



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