Definition of Cromlech

1. Noun. A prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone.

Exact synonyms: Dolmen, Portal Tomb
Generic synonyms: Megalith, Megalithic Structure



Definition of Cromlech

1. n. A monument of rough stones composed of one or more large ones supported in a horizontal position upon others. They are found chiefly in countries inhabited by the ancient Celts, and are of a period anterior to the introduction of Christianity into these countries.

Definition of Cromlech

1. Noun. A dolmen or ancient underground tomb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cromlech

1. a dolmen [n -S] - See also: dolmen

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cromlech

crojik
crojiks
crokers
crokinole
cromack
cromacks
cromakalim
cromb
crombed
crombing
crombs
crome
cromed
cromes
croming
cromlech (current term)
cromlechs
cromniomancy
cromoglicate
cromoglicic acid
cromoglycate
cromolyn
cromolyn sodium
cromolyns
cromorna
cromornas
cromorne
cromornes
cromulent
crone

Literary usage of Cromlech

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1864)
"It was suggested that it was made circular in modern times,—in fact, that the cromlech was pulled down for this stone,—and that after it had been shaped it ..."

2. Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by Society of Antiquaries of London (1851)
"The ground rises towards the cromlech on three sides; it is placed at the edge ... Three of the pillars or upright supports of the cromlech are of this trap ..."

3. The Royal Academy of Arts: A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and Their ...by Algernon Graves by Algernon Graves (1905)
"294 A cromlech on Marlborough Downs, Wilts. 547 Dance Maine; a Druidical 1805. ... 629 View of a cromlech at St. Clear in Cornwall. BRIX, R Painter. ..."

4. Rude Stone Monuments in All Countries: Their Age and Uses by James Fergusson (1872)
"The westernmost cromlech is some yards south of the others, and the west to east line is not exact with regard to the others, but is nowhere so much ..."

5. Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1906)
"On a closer examination the tops of two large stones supporting the granite block will be soen, proving it to be a cromlech. ..."

6. The Antiquarian (1871)
"Some holes in cromlech slabs have, however, a greater diameter, and in such cases they ... The same idea seems to be exemplified in the Trethevy cromlech, ..."

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