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MONUMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monument mean? 

MONUMENT (noun)
  The noun MONUMENT has 3 senses:

1. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
2. an important site that is marked and preserved as public property
3. a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

  Familiarity information: MONUMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONUMENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A structure erected to commemorate persons or events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

monument; memorial

Hypernyms ("monument" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monument"):

brass; memorial tablet; plaque (a memorial made of brass)

cenotaph (a monument built to honor soldiers who died in a war)

gravestone; headstone; tombstone (a stone that is used to mark a grave)

megalith; megalithic structure (memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe))

national monument (memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment)

pantheon (a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes)

triumphal arch (a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory)

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; Seven Wonders of the World (impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe)

Instance hyponyms:

Washington Monument (a tall stone obelisk in Washington honoring George Washington)

Statue of Liberty (a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay)

Great Pyramid; Pyramid; Pyramids of Egypt (a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt)

Lincoln Memorial (memorial building in Washington containing a large marble statue of Abraham Lincoln)


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Meaning:

An important site that is marked and preserved as public property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("monument" is a kind of...):

land site; site (the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monument"):

market cross (a cross-shaped monument set up in the marketplace of a town where public business is often conducted)

Instance hyponyms:

Stonehenge (an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes)


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Meaning:

A burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

monument; repository

Hypernyms ("monument" is a kind of...):

burial chamber; sepulcher; sepulchre; sepulture (a chamber that is used as a grave)


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