Definition of monument
1 obsolete : a burial vault : sepulchre
2 : a written legal document or record : treatise
3a (1) : a lasting evidence, reminder, or example of someone or something notable or great (2) : a distinguished personb : a memorial stone or a building erected in remembrance of a person or event
5 obsolete : a carved statue : effigy
6 : a boundary or position marker (such as a stone)
8 : a written tribute
Examples of monument in a Sentence
They have erected a monument in his honor.
the Quakers disapproved of monuments, regarding them as idolatrous, so thousands of Nantucketers spend their eternal rest in complete anonymity
Recent Examples of monument from the Web
NEAR the village of Affile, on a picturesque hillside east of Rome, stands a monument, unveiled in 2012 and built with public funds, to Rodolfo Graziani, one of Mussolini’s most brilliant generals.
California DAR State Regent, Bev Moncrief, and LA-Eschscholtzia Regent, Jan Gordon, placed a wreath at the monument.
Officials unveiled several monuments to victims of the coup, and cellphone companies sent text messages reminding their customers of the anniversary.
Nearly $300,000 was raised over a two-year period to have the monument built.
From Revolutionary War sites to civil rights monuments; from baseball to apple pie; from majestic vistas to American flags...these places in Alabama ooze patriotism.
Now, precarious natural monuments can't rightly be expected to stand forever.
Originally, the monument cost $18,000, according to James Darby, president of the Chicago Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights.
A monument dedicated to LGBT veterans was vandalized earlier this month at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, officials said.
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MONUMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monument for English Language Learners
: a building, statue, etc., that honors a person or event
: a building or place that is important because of when it was built or because of something in history that happened there
: an example of something
MONUMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of monument for Students
1 : a structure (as a building, stone, or statue) made to keep alive the memory of a person or event
2 : something that serves as a good reminder or example “That is a monument to the foolishness of love.” — Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
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