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Monument meaning

monument - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
  2. 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.
  3. 3. A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.
  4. 4. A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
  5. 5. A memorial; memorial column; tomb.
  6. 6. Monumental.

monument - examples of usage

  1. Quin's monument strikes one as the greatest there because of Garrick's living words, but there is another very much more beautiful. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. This was the monument of that good kind man, the late Mr. Barradine. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Beaton faltered and blushed; then he answered: " He's in the monument business, as he calls it. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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