[noun mon-yuh-muh nt; verb mon-yuh-ment] /noun ˈmɒn yə mənt; verb ˈmɒn yəˌmɛnt/
something erected in memory of a person, event, etc., as a building, pillar, or statue:
the Washington Monument.
any building, megalith, etc., surviving from a past age, and regarded as of historical or archaeological importance.
any enduring evidence or notable example of something:
a monument to human ingenuity.
an exemplar, model, or personification of some abstract quality, especially when considered to be beyond question:
a monument of middle-class respectability.
an area or a site of interest to the public for its historical significance, great natural beauty, etc., preserved and maintained by a government.
a written tribute to a person, especially a posthumous one.
Surveying. an object, as a stone shaft, set in the ground to mark the boundaries of real estate or to mark a survey station.
a person considered as a heroic figure or of heroic proportions:
He became a monument in his lifetime.
verb (used with object)
to build a monument or monuments to; commemorate:
to monument the nation’s war dead.
to build a monument on:
to monument a famous site.
an obelisk, statue, building, etc, erected in commemoration of a person or event or in celebration of something
a notable building or site, esp one preserved as public property
a tomb or tombstone
a literary or artistic work regarded as commemorative of its creator or a particular period
(US) a boundary marker
an exceptional example: his lecture was a monument of tedium
an obsolete word for statue
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
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.
[mon-yuh-ron] /ˈmɒn yəˌrɒn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white crystalline solid, C 9 H 11 ClN 2 O, used as a herbicide, especially for broad-leaved plants.
[mon-ee] /ˈmɒn i/ adjective, noun, Scot. and North England. 1. . 1. a suffix found on abstract nouns borrowed from Latin, usually denoting a status, role, or function (matrimony; testimony), or a personal quality or kind of behavior (acrimony; sanctimony). /ˈmɒnɪ/ determiner 1. a Scottish word for many
[mon-zuh; Italian mawn-tsah] /ˈmɒn zə; Italian ˈmɔn tsɑ/ noun 1. a city in N Italy, NNE of Milan. /Italian ˈmontsa/ noun 1. a city in N Italy, northeast of Milan: the ancient capital of Lombardy; scene of the assassination of King Umberto I in 1900; motor-racing circuit. Pop: 120 204 (2001)
[German mohn-tsahm-bah-noh] /German ˌmoʊn tsɑmˈbɑ noʊ/ noun 1. Severinus de [German zey-vey-ree-noo s de] /German ˌzeɪ veɪˈri nʊs dɛ/ (Show IPA) pseudonym of .