Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something to preserve memory; a reminder; a monument.
  • n. A mark, image, or superscription; a record.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Something to preserve memory; a reminder; a monument; hence, a mark; an image; a superscription; a record.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete variant of monument.

Etymologies

Latin monimentum, monumentum. See monument. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Now, when I asked the driver yesterday the name of a very symmetrical eminence in the midst of the ranges he said it had no name, that it was no mountain -- it was just the 'moniment' of a little ridge, meaning the image, the simulacrum.

    The Ordeal A Mountain Romance of Tennessee

  • 'Aw've gin thee a bad name, owd mon, and they'n tried to hang thee for't; but thaa'll happen do summat some day as they'll tee a medal raand thi neck for, and when thaa'rt deead build thee a moniment.'

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • "Square, have they ordered a moniment yit for Miss Maverick?"

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • Peace might see if any one felt to put up a moniment for David; he hadn't an enemy in the world, and he never begredged a dollar when he had it to give, for anything there was going.

    "Some Say" Neighbours in Cyrus

  • Now Timbs, the grocer an '' aberdashery man, when 'is wife died, he wouldn't let me' ave my own way about the moniment at all.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • There's a town I know of, "and here Mr. Twitt began to laugh, --" wheer ye can't 'ave a moniment put up to your dead folk without' subjectin '' the design to the Town

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • Th 'biggest trouble I ha', is settlin 'i' my moind what th 'world' ill do when I turn my toes to th 'daisies, an' how the government'll mak 'up their moinds who shall ha' th 'honor o' payin 'for my moniment.

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • "If she wasn't hall right I'd lose my buryin 'and my moniment for nothing," said Hannah, almost in the same breath; and Mr. Powers stared at her, believing that she herself must be a candidate for the lunatic asylum.

    Bessie Bradford's Prize

  • Euen this verse vowd to eternity, shall be thereof immortall moniment: and tell her prayse to all posterity, that may admire such worlds rare wonderment.

    Amoretti and Epithalamion

  • For had the equall heuens so much you graced in this as in the rest, ye mote inuent som heuenly wit, whose verse could haue enchased your glorious name in golden moniment.

    Amoretti and Epithalamion

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