Synonyms and Antonyms of monument
1 a shaped stone laid over or erected near a grave and usually bearing an inscription to identify and preserve the memory of the deceased <the Quakers disapproved of monuments, regarding them as idolatrous, so thousands of Nantucketers spend their eternal rest in complete anonymity> Synonyms gravestone, headstone, tombstone, stoneRelated Words cross, marker, plaque, table, tablet; monolith, obelisk, pillar; memorial, shrine; burial, sepulchre (or sepulcher), sepulture, tomb
2 something that serves to keep alive the memory of a person or event <a moving monument to the great war and a tribute to the untold millions who died in it> Synonyms commemorative, keepsake, memento, memorial, remembrance, reminder, souvenir, tokenRelated Words memorabilia; relic, vestige; cairn, landmark, marker; testimonial, tribute; cenotaph
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