a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
an important site that is marked and preserved as public property
a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
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.
An important site owned by the community as a whole.
An exceptional or proud achievement.
An important burial vault or tomb.
A legal document.
A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).
something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial
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
a stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary
a saying, deed, or example, worthy of record
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
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. monumentum—monēre, to remind.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'monument' in Nouns Frequency: #2479
The numerical value of monument in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of monument in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of monument in a Sentence
The Statue of Liberty is not that monument's name. It is Liberty Enlightening the World.
A monument to sin? that's unbelievable.
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?'.
Every kindness we have done is a monument built in our name in the heart of God!
This monument represents our history — a painful part of our nation’s history for many — and it’s best moved to a new location.
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Translations for monument
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- نصب, نصب تذكاريArabic
- по́мнік, па́мятнік, мануме́нтBelarusian
- монуме́нт, па́метникBulgarian
- monumentCatalan, Valencian
- památník, pomník, monumentCzech
- mindesmærke, monumentDanish
- Denkmal, MonumentGerman
- mälestusmärk, monument, mälestussammasEstonian
- یادمان, بنای تاریخیPersian
- mémorial, monumentFrench
- אַנדַרטָה, מונומנטHebrew
- tugu, MonumenIndonesian
- 記念碑, モニュメントJapanese
- მონუმენტი, ძეგლიGeorgian
- វិមាន, អនុស្សាវរីយ៍Khmer
- 紀念碑, 기념비, 기념물Korean
- MonumentLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- paminklas, monumentasLithuanian
- piemineklis, monumentsLatvian
- monumentNorwegian Nynorsk
- pomnik, monumentPolish
- монуме́нт, па́мятник, памятникRussian
- spomenik, monument, споменик, монументSerbo-Croatian
- monument, pamätník, pomníkSlovak
- përmendore, monumentAlbanian
- monument, minnesmärkeSwedish
- ҳайкал, ёдгорӣTajik
- อนุสรณ์สถาน, อนุสาวรีย์Thai
- ýadygärlik, monumentTurkmen
- abide, anıtTurkish
- монуме́нт, па́м'ятник, пам'ятникUkrainian
- yodgorlik, haykal, monumentUzbek
- đài tưởng niệm, tượng đàiVietnamese
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