Definition of megalith
: a very large usually rough stone used in prehistoric cultures as a monument or building block
megalithicplay \ˌme-gə-ˈli-thik\ adjective
Recent Examples of megalith from the Web
Over the next few thousand years megaliths were built across Europe and North Africa as well as southwest Asia.
The temple consists of an array of chambers and some 200 standing stones, or megaliths — the first of their kind.
Like other megalith structures in Malta, the Hypogeum fell out of use by 2,500 BCE.
His buildings rise from the earth like twisted post-post-modern megaliths.
By contrast, Stoiber has taken an economy that was dominated by agriculture and a few megaliths like Siemens and BMW, and turned it into a home for vanguard startups in every sphere.
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Definition of megalith for English Language Learners
: a very large stone used in ancient cultures as a monument or part of a building
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