What does monumental mean?

Definitions for monumentalˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word monumental.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monumental(adj)

    relating or belonging to or serving as a monument

    "the use of the arch in monumental architecture"; "monumental sculptures"

  2. monumental(adj)

    of outstanding significance

    "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"

  3. massive, monolithic, monumental(adj)

    imposing in size or bulk or solidity

    "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale"

GCIDE

  1. Monumental(a.)

    Of lasting significance; as, a monumental work of literature; a monumental accomplishment.

  2. Monumental(a.)

    Exceptionally large in quantity, quality, or degree; as, a monumental amount of work to be done

  3. Origin: [L. monumentalis: cf. F. monumental.]

Wiktionary

  1. monumental(Adjective)

    in the manner of a monument.

  2. monumental(Adjective)

    large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something.

  3. monumental(Adjective)

    Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete

    "a monumental task"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monumental(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or suitable for, a monument; as, a monumental inscription

  2. Monumental(adj)

    serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory

  3. Origin: [L. monumentalis: cf. F. monumental.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monumental in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monumental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Goldwyn:

    I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.

  2. William James:

    Religion is a monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.

  3. William James:

    Religion is the monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.

  4. Benjamin Tuggle:

    Although there is still much to be done, reaching this milestone is monumental.

  5. Ophir Gottlieb:

    The divergence between the two indicates monumental uncertainty in oil prices in the short-term.

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