Definition of monument:
- 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.
- A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
- A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.
- 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.
- "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
On his tutor's advice, to prevent his passing thoughts from getting confused, he regularly noted them down, and composed a diary which has the same characteristics and may be regarded as a valuable historical monument.- "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
- "The Eye of Osiris", R. Austin Freeman.