- 1A statue, building, or other structure erected to commemorate a famous or notable person or event.More example sentences
- After his death, the Athenians honored his memory with a statue, and a monument to him was erected in his own country.
- They begin with the proposal to erect a monument to a famous figure.
- A dream of erecting a monument to the Battle of Britain is now one step closer after fundraisers hit the halfway mark £600,000.
- 1.1A statue or other structure placed by or over a grave in memory of the dead.More example sentences
- They're monuments to dead climbers - not gravestones per se but carefully constructed shrines.
- The late sculptor James McKenna was hailed as one of the best sculptors of the millennium at the unveiling of a monument at his grave in Newbridge last week.
- ‘There have been some times in the past when people have damaged graves and monuments, but this hasn't happened recently,’ he said.
- 1.2A building, structure, or site that is of historical importance or interest: the amphitheater is one of the many Greek monuments in SicilyMore example sentences
- Historical monuments, sites and buildings also came under the scrutinising eye of the engineers preparing the draft plan.
- But Zambia offers other attractions like wildlife, a rich cultural heritage and its people, historical sites and monuments.
- Our individual histories reside in monuments and sites; our collective histories reside in places where we live together.
- 1.3An outstanding, enduring, and memorable example of something: recordings that are a monument to the art of playing the pianoMore example sentences
- Like an old stone barn with hand-hewn beams, they were built to last, enduring monuments to craftsmanship and common sense.
- Pat also contributed his expertise voluntarily over the years and the designs of the buildings are a monument to his skill.
- The building was a monument to gloomy Edwardian luxury, with a hallway of marble and panelled wood.
Middle English (denoting a burial place): via French from Latin monumentum, from monere 'remind'.