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Definition 1: a structure erected to commemorate persons or events - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for monument in the sense of this definition

(monument is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of monument ) a memorial made of brass

(... is a kind of monument ) a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory

(... is a kind of monument ) impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe

(... is a kind of monument ) a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes

(... is a kind of monument ) memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment

(... is a kind of monument ) memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)

(... is a kind of monument ) a stone that is used to mark a grave

(... is a kind of monument ) a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered

(... is an instance of monument) a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt

(... is an instance of monument) memorial building in Washington containing a large marble statue of Abraham Lincoln

(... is an instance of monument) a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay

(... is an instance of monument) a stone obelisk built in Washington in 1884 to honor George Washington; 555 feet tall

Definition 2: a burial vault (usually for some famous person) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for monument in the sense of this definition

(monument is a kind of ...) a chamber that is used as a grave

Definition 3: an important site that is marked and preserved as public property - [noun denoting location]

(monument is a kind of ...) the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)

"a good site for the school"

(... is a kind of monument ) a cross-shaped monument set up in the marketplace of a town where public business is often conducted

(... is an instance of monument) an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes

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