monument

[ noun mon-yuh-muh nt; verb mon-yuh-ment ]SEE DEFINITION OF monument
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MONUMENT

And what monument would you have reared to mark the spot where Anaxagoras sleeps?

Congress resolved that a monument should be erected to him at Annapolis.

It is contemplated to erect a monument, by subscription, to Mr. Fessenden's memory.

To the major it was thenceforth chamber and chapel and monument.

No use being angry because the monument was crawling with Tommies!

None can confuse her identity for a moment with that of any other monument of a dead religion.

It would be to raise a monument to his mind more than to his person.

The monument was dedicated July 28th, 1867, at the maple grove, in the park.

Both the Monument and the inauguration were pronounced a perfect success.

She will erect a monument to him in her charming jardin Anglois.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MONUMENT

antique

nounold object, often of great value

antiques

nounold object, often of great value
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