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Meaning of MONUMENT

Pronunciation:  'mânyumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
  2. [n]  a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
  3. [n]  an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

MONUMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: memorial, repository
 See Also: brass, burial chamber, cenotaph, construction, gravestone, headstone, land site, Lincoln Memorial, market cross, megalith, megalithic structure, memorial tablet, national monument, pantheon, plaque, pyramid, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture, site, Statue of Liberty, structure, tombstone, triumphal arch, Washington Monument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mon"u*ment\, n. [F., fr. L. monumentum, fr. monere to
remind, admonish. See {Monition}, and cf. {Moniment}.]
1. Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance
   what is past; a memorial.

         Of ancient British art A pleasing monument.

         Our bruised arms hung up for monuments. --Shak.

2. A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to
   preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.;
   as, the Washington monument; the Bunker Hill monument.
   Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.

         On your family's old monument Hang mournful
         epitaphs, and do all rites That appertain unto a
         burial.                               --Shak.

3. A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a
   limit or to mark a boundary.

4. A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.

         Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous
         days.                                 --Foxe.

Syn: Memorial; remembrance; tomb; cenotaph.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a monument in your dream means your legacy and how you want to be remembered. It also symbolizes your self-worth and the qualities you value in yourself.
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