What does monument mean?

Definitions for monument
ˈmɒn yə məntmon·u·ment

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. memorial, monument(noun)

    a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

  2. monument(noun)

    an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

  3. repository, monument(noun)

    a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Wiktionary

  1. monument(Noun)

    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. monument(Noun)

    An important site owned by the community as a whole.

  3. monument(Noun)

    An exceptional or proud achievement.

  4. monument(Noun)

    An important burial vault or tomb.

  5. monument(Noun)

    A legal document.

  6. monument(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monument(noun)

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

  2. Monument(noun)

    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. Monument(noun)

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

  4. Monument(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  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. Dr John:

    This has been driven partly by constant media demands for new and spectacular stories about the monument, and partly by the archaeological emphasis on impact, so we see an obsession with narrative at the expense of evidence, and a host of newly manufactured myths which are even more wacky than the old ones. It’s time for a cool reassessment.

  2. James McPherson:

    Until that monument went up, there was no monument to Longstreet anywhere in the country. And there are still very few in the South compared to the dozens and dozens dedicated to Lee, Jackson and others.

  3. Jane Fonda:

    I grew up in the shadow of a national monument.

  4. Barbara Drake:

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

  5. Grzegorz Waligora:

    The monuments ... would most likely be placed in ... monument parks, an educational park will be built where visitors can see the monuments as well as learn why they were built and by whom.

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