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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Monument  \Mon"u*ment\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  monumentum  fr  monere  to 
  remind,  admonish.  See  {Monition},  and  cf  {Moniment}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Memorial;  remembrance;  tomb;  cenotaph. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  monument 
  n  1:  a  structure  erected  to  commemorate  persons  or  events  [syn:  {memorial}] 
  2:  an  important  site  that  is  marked  and  preserved  as  public 
  property 
  3:  a  burial  vault  (usually  for  some  famous  person)  [syn:  {repository}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Monument,  CO  (town,  FIPS  51800) 
  Location:  39.07013  N,  104.85712  W 
  Population  (1990):  1020  (460  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80132 
  Monument,  KS 
  Zip  code(s):  67747 
  Monument,  NM 
  Zip  code(s):  88265 
  Monument,  OR  (city,  FIPS  49750) 
  Location:  44.81998  N,  119.41880  W 
  Population  (1990):  162  (78  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97864 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  MONUMENT,  n.  A  structure  intended  to  commemorate  something  which 
  either  needs  no  commemoration  or  cannot  be  commemorated. 
 
  The  bones  of  Agammemnon  are  a  show 
  And  ruined  is  his  royal  monument, 
 
  but  Agammemnon's  fame  suffers  no  diminution  in  consequence.  The 
  monument  custom  has  its  _reductiones  ad  absurdum_  in  monuments  "to  the 
  unknown  dead"  --  that  is  to  say  monuments  to  perpetuate  the  memory  of 
  those  who  have  left  no  memory. 
 
 




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