What does monumental mean?

Definitions for monumental
ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlmon·u·men·tal

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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.

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

  2. Monumental(a.)

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

    Etymology: [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

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

  2. Monumental(adj)

    serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory

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

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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

Examples of monumental in a Sentence

  1. John "The Penguin" Bingham, The courage to start:

    As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.

  2. Richard Madgwick:

    Pigs are not nearly as well-suited to movement over distance as cattle and transporting them, either slaughtered or on the hoof, over hundreds or even tens of kilometres, would have required a monumental effort, this suggests that prescribed contributions were required and that rules dictated that offered pigs must be raised by the feasting participants, accompanying them on their journey, rather than being acquired locally.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's very true that the only difference between "TRY" and "TRIUMPH" is just the "UMPH", even though it may sound like a cliche to some. In my view, that tiny 'Umph' often gives you monumental mph (i.e. miles per hour) to accelerate and reach your destination much faster. The 'Umph' can mathematically be expressed as: Umph = U + mph. The minuscule 'Umph' can thus make a mega-difference, and all you need is that little 'Umph' to succeed. Hence you must strive to get that 'Umph' in your life; by pushing yourself slightly harder, and by putting that extra little kick in every struggle of life. With that little 'Umph' on your side, you'll surely break a leg! So, what are you waiting for?

  4. William James:

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

  5. Gary Casteel:

    To the overall grand plan of the UAW it’s probably not monumental, but to those workers, it’s a big deal.

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