from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See standing stone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A single tall standing stone as a monument, especially of prehistoric times.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large stone set upright in olden times as a memorial or monument. Many, of unknown date, are found in Brittany and throughout Northern Europe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In archaeology, one of a class of monumental stones of greater or less antiquity, found in various parts of Europe, also in Africa and in regions of Asia, especially in the Khassian hills.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France
French, from Breton : men, stone (from Middle Breton) + hir, long (from Middle Breton).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Breton maen-hir, from maen ("stone") + hir ("tall") ( = Welsh maen hir, Cornish mênhere). (Wiktionary)