What does monumental mean?

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ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlmon·u·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monumentaladjective

    relating or belonging to or serving as a monument

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

  2. monumentaladjective

    of outstanding significance

    "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"

  3. massive, monolithic, monumentaladjective

    imposing in size or bulk or solidity

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


  1. Monumentaladjective

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

  2. Monumentaladjective

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


  1. monumentaladjective

    in the manner of a monument.

  2. monumentaladjective

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

  3. monumentaladjective

    Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete

    "a monumental task"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Monumentaladjective

    Memorial; preserving memory.

    Etymology: from monument.

    When the sun begins to fling
    His flaring beams, me, goddess, bring
    To arched walks of twilight groves,
    And shadows brown that Sylvan loves,
    Of pine or monumental oak. John Milton.

    The destruction of the earth was the most monumental proof that could have been given to all the succeeding ages of mankind. John Woodward, Nat. Hist. p. ii.

    The polish’d pillar different sculptures grace,
    A work outlasting monumental brass. Alexander Pope.

    Perseverance keeps honour bright:
    To have done, is to hang quite out of fashion,
    Like rusty mail in monumental mockery. William Shakespeare.

    I’ll not scar that whiter skin of her than snow,
    And smooth as monumental alabaster. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Therefore if he needs must go,
    And the fates will have it so,
    Softly may he be possest
    Of his monumental rest. Richard Crashaw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monumentaladjective

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

  2. Monumentaladjective

    serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory

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

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  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

Examples of monumental in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Murphy:

    The story of Alwyn's heroism has inspired so many people and I can not wait for the day that his family will receive the nation's highest award for combat valor on his behalf, america can never fully repay the ultimate debt paid by our heroes like Alwyn Cashe -- but what we can do is honor them for their sacrifices. This is a monumental accomplishment for Alwyn's family, who have waited 15 years for this moment.

  2. Grace Slick:

    Insignificant events can take on monumental proportions when your head is full of practically nothing.

  3. Michael Dennehy:

    It’s a monumental win for Donald Trump, the message is being sent loud and clear that Republicans want to throw Washington on its head.

  4. Shawn Robbins:

    We're watching a monumental moment in the history of cinema unfold -- one that the entire world is experiencing together.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    My focus today is on a monumental moment in American history : the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Together, we are going to go forward and defeat the most dangerous president in American history.

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