See also: Monument and monûment

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Devils Tower National Monument.

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From Middle English monument, from Old French monument, from Latin monumentum (memorial), from monēre (to remind).

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monument (plural monuments)

 
A monument (definitions 1 or 2) in Lithuania at the Geographical Center of Europe
  1. A structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; a commemoration.
    There is a monument on the town green to the soldiers who died in World War I.
  2. An important site owned by the community as a whole.
  3. A sign of exceptional achievement.
    • 1897, Richard Marsh, The Beetle:
      The cab pulled up in front of a tumbledown cheap ‘villa’ in an unfinished cheap neighbourhood, — the whole place a living monument of the defeat of the speculative builder.
    • 1961 October, “Talking of Trains: Last of the M.S.W.J.R.”, in Trains Illustrated, page 586:
      The line became a monument to his drive and imagination — and a hard training course for the future chief of the Great Central.
  4. An important burial vault or tomb.
  5. Any grave marker.
  6. A legal document.
  7. A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).
  8. A pile of stones left by a prospector to claim ownership of ore etc. found in a mine.
  9. (surveying) A natural or artificial object used as a reference point.
  10. A surviving record.
    • 1896, Auguste Brachet, Paget Toynbee, A Historical Grammar of the French Language (Clarendon Press series)‎[1], Clarendon Press, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 15:
      This linguistic fragment, rough as it may appear, is of the highest interest; for it is the first written monument of the French language, eleven hundred years old.
    • 2018 June 11, Jared Klein, Brian Joseph, Matthias Fritz, editors, Handbook of Comparative and Historical Indo-European Linguistics (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science [HSK])‎[2], Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, →ISBN, →OCLC:
      Czech was long used as a written language also by the Slovaks; the earliest existing Slovak monument is the Žilina Town Book from the late 15th century

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monument (third-person singular simple present monuments, present participle monumenting, simple past and past participle monumented)

  1. (transitive) To mark or memorialize with a monument.

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument m (plural monuments)

  1. monument

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument n (singular definite monumentet, plural indefinite monumenter)

  1. monument

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument n (plural monumenten, diminutive monumentje n)

  1. monument

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  • Indonesian: monumen
  • Papiamentu: monument (dated)

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Russalka monument in Tallinn

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From German Monument, ultimately from Latin monumentum (memorial) (from monēre (to remind)).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmonumenʲt/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧nu‧ment

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monument (genitive monumendi, partitive monumenti)

  1. monument
    1. A sculpture or building built for the honour and commemoration of a person or an event.

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Declension of monument (ÕS type 22e/riik, length gradation)
singular plural
nominative monument monumendid
accusative nom.
gen. monumendi
genitive monumentide
partitive monumenti monumente
monumentisid
illative monumenti
monumendisse
monumentidesse
monumendesse
inessive monumendis monumentides
monumendes
elative monumendist monumentidest
monumendest
allative monumendile monumentidele
monumendele
adessive monumendil monumentidel
monumendel
ablative monumendilt monumentidelt
monumendelt
translative monumendiks monumentideks
monumendeks
terminative monumendini monumentideni
essive monumendina monumentidena
abessive monumendita monumentideta
comitative monumendiga monumentidega

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument m (plural monuments)

  1. monument

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument m (plural monuments)

  1. monument

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument n (definite singular monumentet, indefinite plural monument or monumenter, definite plural monumenta or monumentene)

  1. monument

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument n (definite singular monumentet, indefinite plural monument, definite plural monumenta)

  1. monument

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum. Attested from the 13th century.[1]

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monument m (plural monuments)

  1. monument

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  1. ^ Diccionari General de la Lenga Occitana, L’Academia occitana – Consistòri del Gai Saber, 2008-2024, page 390.

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monument m

  1. monument

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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  • IPA(key): /mɔˈnu.mɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -umɛnt
  • Syllabification: mo‧nu‧ment

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monument m inan (diminutive monumencik)

  1. (sculpture) monument (structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons)
    Synonym: pomnik
  2. monument (exceptional or prideful achievement)

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  • monument in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • monument in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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Borrowed from French monument, Latin monumentum. Doublet of the inherited mormânt.

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monument n (plural monumente)

  1. monument
  2. memorial

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Borrowed from Latin monumentum.

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monument n

  1. monument

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Declension of monument 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative monument monumentet monumenter monumenterna
Genitive monuments monumentets monumenters monumenternas

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