Mon"u*ment (?), n. [F., fr. L. monumentum, fr. monere to remind, admonish. See Monition, and cf. Moniment.]
Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
Of ancient British art
A pleasing monument.
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments.
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.
On your family's old monument
Hang mournful epitaphs, and do all rites
That appertain unto a burial.
A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.
A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous days.
Syn. -- Memorial; remembrance; tomb; cenotaph.
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