monolith monolith  /ˈmɑ nə ˌlɪθ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)

Usage(s):

  1. The hovering bed is the daydream of a Dutch designer who says he was inspired by the monolith in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  2. There was director James Cameron, towering like a a six-foot-plus druidic monolith in a dark jacket and black turtleneck.
  3. Let's be honest: any attempt to humanize a $320 billion monolith like GE will probably be met with cynicism.

News

  1. New LAUSD board member Monica Ratliff seeks' end to 'business as usual'

    Having spent more than a decade teaching in a Los Angeles Unified classroom and chatting with colleagues, Monica Ratliff's perception of the district administration was a hive of bureaucrats toiling away in the downtown monolith known simply as Beaudry.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. A philosopher's view of God and evolution

    The great mystery of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is a 10-foot-tall black monolith, an imposing brute of a tower that appears throughout the film's time shifts.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  3. See how Samsung torture-tested the Galaxy S4

    Samsung's own torture testing of the Galaxy S4 is shocking in its own way. (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Samsung has occasionally been criticized in the past for sticking with lighter, plastic-y , and presumably less tough materials in even its flagship phones like the Galaxy S4. But the Korean monolith is out to prove that it did its best to torture-test at least the S4 before ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNET

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