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monument

[ noun mon-yuh-muhnt; verb mon-yuh-ment ]
/ noun ˈmɒn yə mənt; verb ˈmɒn yəˌmɛnt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of monument

1250–1300; Middle English <Latin monumentum, equivalent to mon- (stem of monēre to remind, warn) + -u- (variant of -i--i- before labials) + -mentum-ment

OTHER WORDS FROM monument

mon·u·ment·less, adjectiveun·mon·u·ment·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monument (1 of 2)

monument
/ (ˈmɒnjʊmənt) /

noun

Word Origin for monument

C13: from Latin monumentum, from monēre to remind, advise

British Dictionary definitions for monument (2 of 2)

Monument
/ (ˈmɒnjʊmənt) /

noun

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
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