• (America) IPA: /ˈmɑnjʊmənt/, /ˈmɑnjəmənt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɒnjʊmənt/

monument (plural monuments)

  1. A structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; a commemoration.
    There is a monument on the town green to the soldiers who died in World War I.
  2. An important site owned by the community as a whole.
  3. An exceptional or proud achievement.
  4. An important burial vault or tomb.
  5. A legal document.
  6. A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).
  7. A pile of stones left by a prospector to claim ownership of ore etc. found in a mine.
Related terms Translations Verb

monument (monuments, present participle monumenting; past and past participle monumented)

  1. (transitive) To mark or memorialize with a monument.

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