Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
monument

mon·u·ment

monument

 
 
pronunciation:
man y mnt
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something made or erected in commemoration of an event, achievement, or person.
Many monuments have been erected in this country in honor of its first president, George Washington.Many of the monuments in the cemetery have loving inscriptions.
 
synonyms:
landmark, memorial, shrine
similar words:
cromlech, gravestone, headstone, marker, megalith, pillar, shaft, tomb, tombstone
definition 2: something maintained in the public interest for its aesthetic or historical significance.
Yellowstone Park is one of the nation's most popular monuments.
synonyms:
national monument
similar words:
memorial, national park
definition 3: an outstanding or exceptional example.
a monument of great research
synonyms:
paragon
similar words:
exemplar, ideal, model, pattern, prototype, standard
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
Word Explorer
See
  celebration