[meg-uh-lith] /ˈmɛg ə lɪθ/
a stone of great size, especially in ancient construction work, as the Cyclopean masonry, or in prehistoric Neolithic remains, as dolmens or menhirs.
a stone of great size, esp one forming part of a prehistoric monument See also alignment (sense 6), circle (sense 11)
1836, from mega- “large” + lithos “stone” (see litho-) + -ic.
huge prehistoric stone, 1853, back-formation from megalithic.
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 […]
- Megalithic tomb
noun 1. a burial chamber constructed of large stones, either underground or covered by a mound and usually consisting of long transepted corridors (gallery graves) or of a distinct chamber and passage (passage graves). The tombs may date from the 4th millennium bc
/ˈmɛɡəˌliːtə/ noun 1. one million litres
1. a combining form with the meanings “large, great, grand,” “abnormally large,” used in the formation of compound words: megalopolis; megalocardia. combining form 1. indicating greatness, or abnormal size: megalopolis, megaloblast word-forming element meaning “large, great, exaggerated,” from comb. form of Greek megas “large, great” (stem megal-); see mickle. megalo- or megal- pref. Large; of […]