- Obsolete. a tomb; sepulcher.
- a statue.
verb (used with object)
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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
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.