What does monument mean?

Definitions for monument
ˈmɒn yə məntmon·u·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. memorial, monumentnoun

    a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

  2. monumentnoun

    an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

  3. repository, monumentnoun

    a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Wiktionary

  1. monumentnoun

    A structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; a commemoration.

    There is a monument on the town green to the soldiers who died in World War I.

  2. monumentnoun

    An important site owned by the community as a whole.

  3. monumentnoun

    An exceptional or proud achievement.

  4. monumentnoun

    An important burial vault or tomb.

  5. monumentnoun

    A legal document.

  6. monumentnoun

    A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monumentnoun

    something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial

  2. Monumentnoun

    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

  3. Monumentnoun

    a stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary

  4. Monumentnoun

    a saying, deed, or example, worthy of record

Freebase

  1. Monument

    A monument is a type of structure either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage, or simply as an example of historic architecture. In English the word "monumental" is often used in reference to something of extraordinary size and power, as in monumental sculpture, but also to mean simply anything made to commemorate the dead, as a funerary monument or other example of funerary art. The word comes from the Latin "monere," which means 'to remind' or 'to warn.' The term is often used to describe any structure that is a significant and legally protected historic work, and many countries have equivalents of what is called in United Kingdom legislation a Scheduled Monument, which often include relatively recent buildings constructed for residential or industrial purposes, with no thought at the time that they would come to be regarded as "monuments".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monument

    mon′ū-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. monumentummonēre, to remind.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'monument' in Nouns Frequency: #2479

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monument in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monument in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of monument in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Wheeler:

    While that’s flattering, I am not thinking about it, no, i could have put my hat in the ring for the administrator. I wasn’t interested in that. I am still not interested in that. Trump said Wheeler would assume duties as acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright! Trump tweeted on July 5. Here are 3 things you need to know about the interim EPA chief before he officially changes roles. A former coal industry lobbyist, Wheeler helped lead an industry fight against regulations aimed at protecting Americans' health and addressing climate change. Many in the industry argued that the regulations would stifle business. Throughout his decades-long career, Wheeler has reportedly lobbied for at least 20 different companies, includingSargento Foods Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, and Xcel Energy, among others. During his time as a lobbyist, Wheelerworked alongside Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah by 85 percent and reserve a piece of the land for uranium mining, Fortune Magazine reported. In recent years, Wheeler has lobbied for Energy Fuels Resources Inc. and Murray Energy Corporation, which is run by longtime Trump supporter Robert Murray, who spent roughly $300,000 on the president's inauguration, according toThe New York Times. Wheeler worked for the EPA in the early 1990s, focusing on chemicals and toxic substance-related issues during the Bush and Clinton administrations. He later transitioned into the role of staff chief of the Senate Environment Committee andserved as counsel to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. Wheeler joined the international law firmFaegre Baker Daniels after his stint at the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. During his time at the firm, he helped counsel a variety of clients on comprehensive legislative, regulatory and operational strategies, the firm states on its website. He worked on every major piece of environmental and energy-related legislation before Congress over the span of a decade, ProPublica reported.

  2. Tyrone Power:

    I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience.

  3. Terry Farrell:

    You would understand far more what it used to be. It would be a sort of monument, it would be far better than going to a shopping center, or a luxury home, and saying, 'do you realize this used to be Battersea Power Station?'.

  4. Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia:

    Mama, don't forget to put a little monument on my tomb when I'm dead

  5. Barbara Drake:

    Civilization is just so fragile, this great hulking monument of stone has been there since 1163. Its come through so many trials.

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