Definition of monolith
- A granite monolith stands at the center of the park.
- The 70-story monolith is one of Europe's tallest buildings.
- The movie company grew into a monolith of the entertainment industry.
The new office building is a massive steel and concrete monolith.
The media monolith owns a number of networks.
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First Known Use: 1836See Words from the same year
: a very large stone that is usually tall and narrow; especially : a stone that was put in position by people as a monument or for religious reasons
: a very large building or other structure
: a very large and powerful organization that acts as a single unit
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