- Obsolete.a tomb; sepulcher.
- a statue.
verb (used with object)
Origin of monument
Related Words for monumentstone, tablet, masterpiece, slab, pillar, testament, shrine, tombstone, statue, tomb, headstone, tribute, mausoleum, gravestone, marker, stele, monolith, record, column, ledger
Examples from the Web for monument
Contemporary Examples of monument
But, in my mind—and many of the townspeople—the monument was far from the main attraction.New York’s Century-Old Time Capsule Is a Dud
October 8, 2014
On one occasion, a drone operator flew a drone over a crowd at Mount Rushmore, then out over the monument itself.Soon We’ll Be Watching Whales By Drone
August 25, 2014
At its center was a monument, perhaps just over six feet high.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple
August 21, 2014
Or an EP... Torbjørn: [Laughs] I have to say that the track “Monument” is doing quite a lot in that respect.
And “Monument” is a perfect example of that, because we were just playing around with our time-stretch program.
Historical Examples of monument
And what monument would you have reared to mark the spot where Anaxagoras sleeps?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Congress resolved that a monument should be erected to him at Annapolis.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
It is contemplated to erect a monument, by subscription, to Mr. Fessenden's memory.Biographical Sketches
To the major it was thenceforth chamber and chapel and monument.Weighed and Wanting
No use being angry because the monument was crawling with Tommies!It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Word Origin for monument
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.