- Obsolete. a tomb; sepulcher.
- a statue.
verb (used with object)
Origin of monument
Examples from the Web for monument
But, in my mind—and many of the townspeople—the monument was far from the main attraction.
On one occasion, a drone operator flew a drone over a crowd at Mount Rushmore, then out over the monument itself.
At its center was a monument, perhaps just over six feet high.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
The poet Byron's bedroom remains almost as he left it, and on the lawn is the monument to his favorite dog, "Boatswain."England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
When he dies he is praised as a demi-god, and his monument records every thing but his vices.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
I have a sincere respect for his criticism, as I respect also the one he made on the monument to Cavour.
There are a gymnasium, a school of architecture and a monument to Hoffmann von Fallersleben in the town.
This monument is a most worthy artistic effort, and shows two lions lying at the foot of a full-length figure of the churchman.The Cathedrals of Southern France|Francis Miltoun
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Word Origin for monument
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Word Origin and History 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.