monument

monument
mon•u•ment
[[t]ˈmɒn yə mənt[/t]] n.
1) something erected in memory of a person, event, etc., as a building, pillar, or statue
2) any building, megalith, etc., surviving from a past age, and regarded as of historical or archaeological importance
3) any enduring evidence or notable example of something:
a monument to human ingenuity[/ex]
4) something written, esp. a legal document or a tribute to a person
5) gov
national monument
6) sur an object, as a stone shaft, to mark a boundary or a survey station
7) a person considered as being of heroic proportions:
a monument in her lifetime[/ex]
8)
a) Obs. a tomb; sepulcher
b) a statue
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < L monumentum=mon- (s. of monēre to warn) +-u- (var. of -i- -i- before labials) +-mentum -ment

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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