noun, plural ste·lai [stee-lahy] /ˈsti laɪ/, ste·les [stee-leez, steelz] /ˈsti liz, stilz/.
Origin of stele
Related formsste·lar [stee-ler] /ˈsti lər/, adjective
Examples from the Web for stele
The stele shows the warrior king leading his army up a steep incline and round the base of a great peak surmounted by stars.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
The upper part of this stele displays two motives which will be recognised at the first glance as borrowed from carpentry.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
On another, a later Egyptian stele, the tree of life is the sycamore.Byways of Ghost-Land|Elliott O'Donnell
Lindsay got up and strode toward the microphone by the stele.The Ambassador|Samuel Kimball Merwin
The stele constitutes the essential part of the chapel and tomb.