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
The monument could be just another piece of quirky Americana, a town honoring a small aspect of its heritage in a unique way.
Governor talks Confederate monuments, spending, prisons Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey answered questions from AL.com on Tuesday during an interview in her State Capitol office.
Each Memorial Day, tourists descend on the nation’s capital to visit memorials and monuments honoring members of the U.S. armed forces who've died defending their country.
Both served as a backdrop to the Saturday unveiling of a monument to Duneland soldiers who died serving their country.
Peter and Paul Cemetery and 9:45 a.m. services at the G.A.R. monument.
Jenny Rose stood in front of a new granite monument at the edge of the Cleveland High School Memorial Forest on Friday morning and recalled her childhood friend, Iggy.
The waterways of the West now exist as monuments to an ambitious desert civilization.
While some have driven by these monuments every day and either revered their beauty or failed to see them at all, many of our neighbors and fellow Americans see them very clearly.
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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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