noun, plural ste·lai [stee-lahy] /ˈsti laɪ/, ste·les [stee-leez, steelz] /ˈsti liz, stilz/.
Origin of stele
Related Words for steleceremony, tombstone, statue, remembrance, headstone, plaque, mausoleum, stone, tablet, masterpiece, slab, pillar, testament, shrine, tomb, tribute, gravestone, marker, monument, obelisk
Examples from the Web for stele
Historical Examples of stele
The seuenthe (eighth), to stele nor depryue no mannes goodes by thefte.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
The Aristion stele may be taken as an example of the second order.
Here there was formerly an altar; and a stele of Thtmosis IV.
Of the 282 laws once carved upon the stele, all are still legible.
On another, a later Egyptian stele, the tree of life is the sycamore.Byways of Ghost-Land
noun plural stelae (ˈstiːliː) or steles (ˈstiːlɪz, stiːlz)
Word Origin for stele
"upright slab," usually inscribed, 1820, from Greek stele "standing block, slab," from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)).