The definition of a monument is a structure, building, statue, gravestone or other item designed or constructed to honor someone.(noun)
A statue of Abraham Lincoln designed to honor his memory is an example of a monument.
See monument in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L monumentum < monere, to remind, warn: see monitor
See monument in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin monumentum, memorial
Origin: , from monēre, to remind; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
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