Monument



[noun mon-yuh-muh nt; verb mon-yuh-ment] /noun ˈmɒn yə mənt; verb ˈmɒn yəˌmɛnt/

noun
1.
something erected in memory of a person, event, etc., as a building, pillar, or statue:
the Washington Monument.
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.
an exemplar, model, or personification of some abstract quality, especially when considered to be beyond question:
a monument of middle-class respectability.
5.
an area or a site of interest to the public for its historical significance, great natural beauty, etc., preserved and maintained by a government.
6.
a written tribute to a person, especially a posthumous one.
7.
Surveying. an object, as a stone shaft, set in the ground to mark the boundaries of real estate or to mark a survey station.
8.
a person considered as a heroic figure or of heroic proportions:
He became a monument in his lifetime.
9.

verb (used with object)
10.
to build a monument or monuments to; commemorate:
to monument the nation’s war dead.
11.
to build a monument on:
to monument a famous site.
/ˈmɒnjʊmənt/
noun
1.
an obelisk, statue, building, etc, erected in commemoration of a person or event or in celebration of something
2.
a notable building or site, esp one preserved as public property
3.
a tomb or tombstone
4.
a literary or artistic work regarded as commemorative of its creator or a particular period
5.
(US) a boundary marker
6.
an exceptional example: his lecture was a monument of tedium
7.
an obsolete word for statue
/ˈmɒnjʊmənt/
noun
1.
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
n.

late 13c., “a sepulchre,” from Old French monument “grave, tomb, monument,” and directly from Latin monumentum “a monument, memorial structure, statue; votive offering; tomb; memorial record,” literally “something that reminds,” from monere “to remind, warn” (see monitor (n.)). Sense of “structure or edifice to commemorate a notable person, action, or event” first attested c.1600.

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