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mon·u·ment

 (mŏn′yə-mənt)
n.
1. A structure, such as a building or sculpture, erected as a memorial.
2. An inscribed marker placed at a grave; a tombstone.
3. Something venerated for its enduring historic significance or association with a notable past person or thing: the architectural monuments of ancient Rome; traditions that are monuments to an earlier era.
4.
a. An outstanding enduring achievement: a translation that is a monument of scholarship.
b. An exceptional example: "Thousands of them wrote texts, some of them monuments of dullness" (Robert L. Heilbroner).
5. An object, such as a post or stone, fixed in the ground so as to mark a boundary or position.

[Middle English, from Latin monumentum, memorial, from monēre, to remind; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

monument

(ˈmɒnjʊmənt)
n
1. (Art Terms) an obelisk, statue, building, etc, erected in commemoration of a person or event or in celebration of something
2. (Architecture) a notable building or site, esp one preserved as public property
3. a tomb or tombstone
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a literary or artistic work regarded as commemorative of its creator or a particular period
5. (Art Terms) a literary or artistic work regarded as commemorative of its creator or a particular period
6. US a boundary marker
7. an exceptional example: his lecture was a monument of tedium.
8. (Art Terms) an obsolete word for statue
[C13: from Latin monumentum, from monēre to remind, advise]

Monument

(ˈmɒnjʊmənt)
n
(Named Buildings) the Monument a tall columnar building designed (1671) by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Fire of London (1666), which destroyed a large part of the medieval city

mon•u•ment

(ˈmɒn yə mənt)

n.
1. something erected in memory of a person, event, etc., as a building, pillar, or statue.
2. any building, megalith, etc., surviving from a past age, and regarded as of historical or archaeological importance.
3. any enduring evidence or notable example of something: a monument to human ingenuity.
4. something written, esp. a legal document or a tribute to a person.
6. an object, as a stone shaft, to mark a boundary or a survey station.
7. a person considered as being of heroic proportions: a monument in her lifetime.
8.
a. Obs. a tomb; sepulcher.
b. a statue.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin monumentum=mon- (s. of monēre to warn) + -u- (variant of -i- -i- before labials) + -mentum -ment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monument - a structure erected to commemorate persons or eventsmonument - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
memorial tablet, plaque, brass - a memorial made of brass
cenotaph, empty tomb - a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
gravestone, tombstone, headstone - a stone that is used to mark a grave
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
national monument - memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment
pantheon - a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Seven Wonders of the World - impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
triumphal arch - a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory
2.monument - an important site that is marked and preserved as public property
market cross - a cross-shaped monument set up in the marketplace of a town where public business is often conducted
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
3.monument - a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave

monument

noun
1. memorial, cairn, statue, pillar, marker, shrine, tombstone, mausoleum, commemoration, headstone, gravestone, obelisk, cenotaph He laid a wreath on a monument near Bayeux.
2. testament, record, witness, token, reminder, remembrance, memento By his achievements he leaves a fitting monument to his beliefs. see buildings and other monuments
Quotations
"If you seek a monument, look around (Si monumentum requiris, circumspice)" [son of Sir Christopher Wren Inscription in St. Paul's Cathedral]

monument

noun
Something, as a structure or custom, serving to honor or keep alive a memory:
Translations
نُصُب تِذْكارينَصْبٌ تِذْكَارِيّ
monument
památník
monument
muistomerkki
spomenik
műemlék
minnisvarîi
記念碑
기념비
monumentalusmonumentas
monumentspiemineklis
pamätník
spomenik
monument
อนุสาวรีย์
đài kỷ niệm

monument

[ˈmɒnjʊmənt] Nmonumento m (to a)

monument

[ˈmɒnjʊmənt] n
(= building) → monument m
(= memorial) a monument to sb → un monument à la mémoire de qn
a monument to sth → un monument à qch
to be a monument to sth (= concrete expression of) → être un monument de qch

monument

nDenkmal nt; (big also) → Monument nt; (small, on grave etc) → Gedenkstein m; (fig)Zeugnis nt (→ to +gen); his great trilogy survives as a monument to his talentseine große Trilogie legt Zeugnis von seinem Talent ab

monument

[ˈmɒnjʊmənt] nmonumento

monument

(ˈmonjumənt) noun
something built in memory of a person or event, eg a building, tomb etc. They erected a monument in his honour.
ˌmonuˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
of great size or scale. a monumental achievement.

monument

نَصْبٌ تِذْكَارِيّ památník monument Monument μνημείο monumento muistomerkki monument spomenik monumento 記念碑 기념비 monument monument pomnik monumento монумент monument อนุสาวรีย์ anıt đài kỷ niệm 纪念碑
References in classic literature ?
All these monuments which you see," said the Monkey, "are erected in honor of my ancestors, who were in their day freedmen and citizens of great renown.
Time has caused the staircase to disappear, by raising the soil of the city with a slow and irresistible progress; but, while thus causing the eleven steps which added to the majestic height of the edifice, to be devoured, one by one, by the rising tide of the pavements of Paris,--time has bestowed upon the church perhaps more than it has taken away, for it is time which has spread over the façade that sombre hue of the centuries which makes the old age of monuments the period of their beauty.
Fairlie's grave from the humbler monuments scattered about it.
No man ever had such a monument as this before; the most imposing of the world's other monuments are but atoms compared to it; and they will perish, and their places will pass from memory, but this will remain.
If the children of ease and security knew the hardships and dangers the students of nature encounter in their behalf," said Obed, after a moment of silence, when Middleton took his leave for the night, "pillars of silver, and statues of brass would be reared as the everlasting monuments of their glory
Old and young, we dream of graves and monuments," murmured the stranger youth.
My cicerone perceived the astonishment with which I gazed at this monument of savage crockery, and immediately addressed himself in the task of enlightening me: but all in vain; and to this hour the nature of the monument remains a complete mystery to me.
Sapsea's monument having had full time to settle and dry, let me take your opinion, as a man of taste, on the inscription I have (as I before remarked, not without some little fever of the brow) drawn out for it.
Well, the people for whom he had done so much, let him walk down these same steps, one day, unattended, old, poor, without a second coat to his back; and when, years afterwards, he died in Sebastopol in poverty and neglect, they called a meeting, subscribed liberally, and immediately erected this tasteful monument to his memory, and named a great street after him.
He had, in fact, spoken contemptuously of the monumental tradesman as an "exploiter" of labor, and had asked a young working mason, a member of the International Association, to design a monument for the gratification of Jansenius.
In the center was a square, solid monument of hewn stone.
Clara was making a rosary of beads for a little figure of a Sister of Charity, who was to attend the Bunker Hill fair and lend her aid in erecting the Monument.