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monument

Saltos de línea: monu|ment
Pronunciación: /ˈmɒnjʊm(ə)nt
 
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Definición de monument en inglés:

sustantivo

1A statue, building, or other structure erected to commemorate a notable person or event: a simple stone monument marked the nearby crash site a monument to Magellan is in the main square of the city
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
statue, pillar, column, obelisk, cross;
cenotaph, tomb, mausoleum, shrine, sepulchre, reliquary;
Buddhism chorten
1.1A statue or other structure placed over a grave in memory of the dead: a handsome monument of granite is placed over the grave
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
1.2A building, structure, or site that is of historical importance or interest: the amphitheatre is one of the many Greek monuments in Sicily
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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 enduring and memorable example of something: recordings that are a monument to the art of playing the piano
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Sinónimos
testament, record, reminder, remembrance, memorial, commemoration, witness, token;
example, exemplar, model, archetype, pattern, nonpareil, paragon

Origen

Middle English (denoting a burial place): via French from Latin monumentum, from monere 'remind'.

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  • monitor from (early 16th century):

    Today's familiar uses of monitor, for a computer or TV screen or for checking the progress or quality of something, date only from the mid 20th century. A much earlier sense was ‘a reminder or warning’, reflecting its origin in Latin monere ‘to warn’, the source also of admonish (Middle English), monster (Late Middle English), and monument (Middle English). A monitor lizard is a large tropical lizard, in Australia also called a goanna (a L19th corruption of iguana), whose name derives from the way its reactions can warn people of the presence of a venomous creature. In schools from the 16th century a monitor was a pupil with responsibility for supervising and disciplining other pupils, who in the past might have done some teaching.

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