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Definition of monument:

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


headstone, tablet, shaft, deposit, column, slab, memorial, pile, erection, shrine, tombstone, obelisk, achievement, tomb, depository, statue, mausoleum, stone, depositary, masterpiece, magnum opus, tower, remember, pillar, repository, secretary, building, exemplar.

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