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Definitions of monument

  1. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an important site that is marked and preserved as public property Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a burial vault (usually for some famous person) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.; as, the Washington monument; the Bunker Hill monument. Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Anything that keeps alive the memory of a person or event, as a statue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Anything that perpetuates the memory of a person or event: a record. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A memorial; memorial column; tomb. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Monumental. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Something erected as a memorial of a person or of an event; any enduring memorial. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Anything by which the memory of a person or of an event is preserved or perpetuated; a memorial; a permanent example or record. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Anything which serves to recall to mind, or which preserves the remembrance of any person or thing; a structure, as a pillar or mausoleum, erected as a memorial; a tomb; any enduring evidence or example, as, a monument of folly or wisdom. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. 1. Anything by which the memory of a person or an event is preserved or perpetuated. A tomb where a dead body has been deposited. Mead v. Case, 33 Barb. (N. Y.) 202; Iu re Ogden, 25 B. I. 373, 55 Atl. 033. 2. In real-property law and surveying, monuments are visible marks or indications left on natural or other objects indicating the lines and boundaries of a survey. In this sense the term includes not only posts, pillars, stone markers, cairns, and the like, but also fixed natural objects, blazed trees, and even a watercourse. See Grier v. Pennsyl- vania Coal Co.. 128 Pa. 79. 18 Atl. 480; Cox v. I-'reedley, 33 Pa. 124, 75 Am. Dec. 584. Monumenta quae nos recorda vocamus aunt veritatis et vetustatis vestigia. Co. Litt. 118. Monuments, which we call "records," are the vestiges of truth and antiquity. thelawdictionary.org
  16. mon'[=u]-ment, n. anything that preserves the memory of a person or an event, a building, pillar, tomb, &c.: a record or enduring example of anything: any distinctive mark.--v.t. to raise a monument in memory of.--adj. MONUMENT'AL, of or relating to a monument or tomb: memorial: impressive: amazing.--adv. MONUMENT'ALLY. [Fr.,--L. monumentum--mon[=e]re, to remind.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Written record; anything that serves to commemorate, esp. structure, building; The M., column in London commemorating fire of London in 1666; stone or other structure placed over grave or in church &c. in memory of the dead. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [Latin] Anything intended to remind or give notice; -hence, especially, a building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, &c. ; -mausoleum; tomb; cenotaph. Cabinet Dictionary

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