Origin of pylon
Related Words for pylonmonument, entry, entrance, arch, portal, shaft, dagger, column, pillar, needle, mark, monolith, tower, cylinder, buttress, totem, pedestal, support, prop, brace
Examples from the Web for pylon
Historical Examples of pylon
At the top of the worn stone stairway, cut in the pylon, I met Biddy.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Pylon, or Pro-Pylon, the portal or front of an Egyptian temple.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
Six days had gone by, and Queen Neter-Tua starved in the pylon tower.
Through the pylon window-place crept the first grey light of dawn.
Remember when we starved in the pylon tower at Memphis, and what befell us there.
Word Origin for pylon
1823, "gateway to an Egyptian temple," from Greek pylon "gateway," from pyle "gate, wing of a pair of double gates; an entrance, entrance into a country; mountain pass; narrow strait of water," of unknown origin. Meaning "tower for guiding aviators" (1909) led to that of "steel tower for high-tension wires" (1923).