Definitions of monument

  1. an important site that is marked and preserved as public property Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. Anything that perpetuates the memory of a person or event: a record. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Monumental. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

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Usage examples for monument

  1. The young woman asks her companion: " Who is that monument to?" – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  2. And thus was that Everlasting Monument – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson