monument

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. montreux,
  2. montrose,
  3. montserrat,
  4. montville,
  5. monty python,
  6. monumental,
  7. monumentalize,
  8. monumentally,
  9. monuron,
  10. mony

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

Related formsmon·u·ment·less, adjectiveun·mon·u·ment·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for monument

monument

/ (ˈmɒnjʊmənt) /

noun

Word Origin for monument

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

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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Word Origin and History for monument

monument

n.

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.

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