from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A structure, such as a building or sculpture, erected as a memorial.
- noun An inscribed marker placed at a grave; a tombstone.
- noun Something venerated for its enduring historic significance or association with a notable past person or thing.
- noun An outstanding enduring achievement.
- noun An exceptional example.
- noun An object, such as a post or stone, fixed in the ground so as to mark a boundary or position.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A conspicuous crag of a somewhat pillar-like and symmetrical form.
- To erect a monument in memory of.
- To place monuments on; adorn with monuments: as, a region monumented with glorious deeds.
- noun Anything by which the memory of a person, a period, or an event is preserved or perpetuated; hence, any conspicuous, permanent, or splendid building, as a medieval cathedral, or any work of art or industry constituting a memorial of the past; a memorial.
- noun Specifically, a pile, pillar, or other structure erected expressly in memory of events, actions, or persons.
- noun A stone shaft, or a structure of stone or other enduring material, erected over a grave in memory of the dead.
- noun 4. A burial-vault; a tomb.
- noun Any enduring evidence or example; a singular or notable instance.
- noun In surveying and the law of conveyancing, any object, natural or artificial, fixed in the soil and referred to in a deed or other document as a means of ascertaining the location of a tract of land or any part of its boundaries.
- noun A treatise.
- noun Distinctive mark; stamp.
- noun =Syn. 1-3. Memento, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
- noun A building, pillar, stone, or the like, erected to preserve the remembrance of a person, event, action, etc.. Also, a tomb, with memorial inscriptions.
- noun A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.
- noun A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A structure built for
commemorativeor symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; a commemoration.
- noun An important site owned by the
communityas a whole.
- noun An exceptional or proud
- noun An important burial vault or tomb.
- noun A legal document.
- noun A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a burial vault (usually for some famous person)
- noun an important site that is marked and preserved as public property
- noun a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
"This monument is at a federal facility and is not on our purview," said Clyde Marsh, commissioner of the Alabama
Called the Georgia Guidestones, the monument is a mystery — nobody knows exactly who commissioned it or why.
And as for the state to rectify the situation, to make changes to the monument is an expensive proposition.
Atop the monument is a crown-wearing figure believed by some to be Lucifer, the rebel angel.
The funicular to the top of the El Pipila monument is a must-see.
There will be no monument erected to her because her monument is our memory of the life of her son, our late beloved King George VI, whose worth we did not know until he was no longer here.
Rodia, an immigrant from Italy who died in 1965, used basic tools and found or donated materials scrap iron, mesh, shells, broken glass and tile to build the massive artwork, which he described as a monument to America and to the human spirit.
STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE — When the giant stones of Stonehenge begin to move and cataclysms occur all over the earth, only a fringe radio talk show host who's an expert in UFOlogy figures out that the ancient monument is really alien technology.
The seventh monument is a massive stone stage, approached by three broad steps.
This prehistoric stone monument is known world-wide as a symbol of England.