Monument

Definition of Monument

Mon´u`ment
n.1.Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
Of ancient British art
A pleasing monument.
- Philips.
Our bruised arms hung up for monuments.
- Shak.
2.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.
On your family's old monument
Hang mournful epitaphs, and do all rites
That appertain unto a burial.
- Shak.
3.A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a limit or to mark a boundary.
4.A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous days.
- Foxe.

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