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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
national monument
▪ With such ancient remains, the first need is to accord them the same protection as other ancient monuments.
▪ Approximately 100,000 cars clog the narrow streets each day and exhaust gases are eroding the city's ancient monuments.
▪ Not only have UFOs nothing to do with ley lines, they have nothing to do with ancient monuments or geology.
▪ The camera monitoring began last September in an attempt to safeguard the ancient monument.
▪ In practice, however, its main result is the production of large numbers of ancient artefacts and monuments.
▪ It is far more important than any particular beetle or bird or ancient monument.
▪ There are many castles, churches, abbeys and ancient monuments and public gardens to visit.
▪ The square funerary monument was found to contain a series of stelae with inscriptions and five urns.
▪ Elsewhere, the condition of many of the great monuments ranges from shabby to ruinous.
▪ The perception of my father is of this great monument of a man.
▪ The world's greatest monument to the exploitation of women had its appeal, I had to admit.
▪ One great monument towards which most bishops did contribute was the cathedral.
▪ In use as a hospital until 1965, in 1977 it was declared an historic monument and saved from demolition.
▪ Judges were blown up, policemen shot, historic monuments targeted.
▪ Free offer Visits to Ulster's historic monuments will be free next weekend.
▪ It was classified an historic monument the following year.
▪ Baku town center is filled with stalls, cafes, historic monuments.
▪ The countryside of Yorkshire is a wonderful landscape of dales and moors, with many historic monuments.
▪ In the 100-mile city, airports, shopping centres, cultural complexes and historic monuments all have equivalent status.
▪ The keep's remains will be preserved as a historic monument.
▪ The world has a far more effective system of protection for important monuments and sites than it used to have.
▪ They are important monuments to Britain's pioneering industrial past.
▪ The national monument is called the Great Stupa, which sums up the mood.
▪ The fort, the ninth on this site, is now a national monument.
▪ It has lofty and spacious reception rooms and a ballroom and has been declared a national monument.
▪ Already a lawsuit has begun to challenge the designation of more than six new national monuments.
▪ They had to revise everything on worldwide currencies, capitals, flags, rivers, national monuments etc.
▪ The de Courmont house is a national monument.
▪ Not her national monument I told her, and she shouldn't come poking her nose in where it wasn't wanted.
New hotels, new fly-overs, new housing, new monuments to the Fallen Martyrs.
▪ Tourists will visit scores of new museums and monuments in neighborhoods now plagued by crime and decay.
▪ The new monument is more robust than the original and also far larger.
▪ Already a lawsuit has begun to challenge the designation of more than six new national monuments.
▪ With such ancient remains, the first need is to accord them the same protection as other ancient monuments.
▪ So far it appears that other monuments in care have not been affected, although Mousa Broch has yet to be visited.
▪ They have been particularly studied in the decay of old stone mansions, castles and other human monuments.
▪ In Chapter 2 we concentrate on the changing nature of the public monument.
▪ Like the arch, it is that rare kind of public monument that draws gasps.
▪ Oldenberg's monument also breaks the rigid anti-chromatic format of most western public sculptures and monuments.
▪ We have seen that most public monuments have the-overt or covert-theme of violence.
▪ Finally, competitions were organized for major public monuments and decorations.
▪ Like woodland, such areas have their own archaeology - and their own characteristic field monuments.
▪ It was built as a monument to Thomas Coats, the man who had established the family's cotton thread empire.
▪ Glastonbury Tor and Avebury Where later societies put great resources into fortification the Neolithic people built monuments.
▪ What, one might ask, about bequests in favour of corporations or instructions to build the testator a monument?
▪ He wanted to build cities: monuments to what he already knew.
▪ Antislavery history thus entailed building a monument to the sect.
▪ William Arbuthnot erected a monument on the spot.
▪ The miners erected a monument that still stands.
▪ Each species of coral has its own pattern of budding and so erects its own characteristic monument.
▪ Ellis Island is preserved as a historic monument.
▪ A landowner could have his monument protected if he wished but he might prefer to maltreat it or destroy it completely.
▪ Arnold Kaech, chairman of the Schilthornbahn, decided to replace the monument.
▪ At daybreak or dusk, the pyramids most resemble the limestone monuments seen by the old explorers.
▪ Memorial monuments usually celebrate triumphs rather than the state's decimation of cultures and peoples.
▪ Still, this cement and glass monument to eavesdropping will likely remain off the tourist maps for many years to come.
▪ The development of polio vaccines, present and future, is a monument to several important things.
▪ These are the monuments to generations of individual farmers ploughing and draining their fields.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

    Our bruised arms hung up for monuments.

  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.

  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.

    Syn: Memorial; remembrance; tomb; cenotaph.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., "a sepulchre," from Old French monument "grave, tomb, monument," and directly from Latin monumentum "a monument, memorial structure, statue; votive offering; tomb; memorial record," literally "something that reminds," from monere "to remind, warn" (see monitor (n.)). Sense of "structure or edifice to commemorate a notable person, action, or event" first attested c.1600.


n. 1 A structure built for commemorative or symbolic reasons, or as a memorial; a commemoration. 2 An important site owned by the community as a whole. 3 An exceptional or proud achievement. 4 An important burial vault or tomb. 5 A legal document. 6 A surveying reference point marked by a permanently fixed marker (a survey monument).

  1. n. 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]

Monument, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
Population (2000): 1971
Housing Units (2000): 770
Land area (2000): 4.626053 sq. miles (11.981421 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.626053 sq. miles (11.981421 sq. km)
FIPS code: 51800
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 39.081024 N, 104.862491 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 80132
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Monument, CO
Monument, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
Population (2000): 151
Housing Units (2000): 81
Land area (2000): 0.537367 sq. miles (1.391775 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.537367 sq. miles (1.391775 sq. km)
FIPS code: 49750
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 44.819870 N, 119.420866 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97864
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Monument, OR
Monument, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 133
Housing Units (2000): 55
Land area (2000): 0.190680 sq. miles (0.493858 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.190680 sq. miles (0.493858 sq. km)
FIPS code: 50760
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 41.110388 N, 77.703334 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Monument, PA

A monument is a type of structure that was explicitly created to commemorate a person or event, or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage, or as an example of historic architecture. The term 'monument' is often applied to buildings or structures that are considered examples of important architectural and/or cultural heritage.

Monument (novel)

Monument is a science fiction novel written by Lloyd Biggle, Jr. and published in 1974. The subject of destructive tourism is serious, but as usual with Biggle, the treatment is in a lighter vein, and at times frankly humorous.

Monument was based on a short story (novelette) of the same name published in Analog magazine in 1961. The novel was optioned in 1979 and was to be the premiere film of Spacefilms, but never materialized. The film was co-written by Biggle and Spacefilms founder John Flory. The novel is dedicated "To John, Bee and Jack Flory, who had a vision."

Monument (disambiguation)

A monument is a statue, building, or other edifice created to commemorate a person or important event

Monument may also refer to:

  • An Ancient monument, a structure or ruin of historical or archaeological interest
  • broadly, any archaeological site
  • Survey monument, small markers used by surveyors to identify boundaries or specific geographic points
Monument (Seigmen album)

Monument is a best of album by Norwegian rock band Seigmen.

Monument (Blank & Jones album)

Monument is the sixth studio album by Trance duo Blank & Jones. It was released in 2004.

Monument (Grand Magus album)

'Monument ' is the second full-length album by Swedish heavy metal band Grand Magus. The album was released on November 25, 2003, in Europe and in the United States.

Monument (Miss May I album)

Monument is the second studio album from the metalcore band Miss May I. This album debuted at #76 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Monument (Children Collide album)

Monument is the third album by alternative rock band Children Collide. Its release was announced just after lead single 'Sword to a Gunfight' was premiered on the Triple J breakfast show with Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson. It was made the Triple J feature album from 10-17 April.

The album cover was designed by Isobel Knowles

This is the last album to feature drummer Ryan Caesar. His departure was announced on 29 February 2012.

Monument (Ultravox album)

Monument, released in 1983, is a live album by the British band Ultravox. It is the soundtrack to the live video of the same name, recorded at the London Hammersmith Odeon during the band's 1982 "Monument" tour. The album peaked at no.9 on the UK album chart and was certified Gold by the BPI in January 1984 for 100,000 copies sold.

The opening title track is not live and is identical to the version found on the B-side of the " Hymn" single.

The album was re-issued on CD in 1999 and was expanded, containing all of the songs from the video (but still not the entire concert).

Monument was released again in 2009, as a CD/DVD package together.

Monument (MBTA station)

Monument was a light rail stop on the MBTA Green Line "E" Branch, located at Monument Square in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It was closed on December 28, 1985 when service on the "E" Branch past Heath Street was "temporarily" suspended. The route 39 bus, the replacement for the Arborway Line, now stops at the same location southbound and one block to the south northbound.

Monument (Front Line Assembly album)

Monument is a compilation album by Canadian industrial band Front Line Assembly, released in 1998. It was re-released on July 30, 2007 through Polish label Metal Mind. The track "Monument" appeared in its original version on the 1993 album Phaze Two of Bill Leebs and Rhys Fulbers side project Intermix. The booklet of the 2007 re-release contains an outline of the band history.

Monument (Blutengel album)

Monument is the eighth studio album from German futurepop band Blutengel. It was released as a single CD, 2xCD digipack with Legend as the bonus disc, and a collectors edition box set with the 2xCD album and an EP entitled Dark & Pure featuring stripped down piano versions of existing Blutengel songs, arranged and performed by Conrad Oleak. Dark & Pure is the only bonus disc that has yet to be made available through digital retailers.
Monument is the first album to spawn not only three singles, Save Our Souls, You Walk Away & Kinder Dieser Stadt, but accompanying music videos. A video to No Eternity (Piano Version) was released for promotion but did not feature any of the band.

Usage examples of "monument".

The master of the Roman world, who aspired to erect an eternal monument of the glories of his reign could employ in the prosecution of that great work, the wealth, the labor, and all that yet remained of the genius of obedient millions.

From these materials, with the counsel and approbation of the patriarch and barons, of the clergy and laity, Godfrey composed the Assise of Jerusalem, a precious monument of feudal jurisprudence.

Highland Avenue in Hollywood, a two-story stucco monument to bad taste that had somehow escaped every Hollywood beautification project to date.

Parker, the superintendent at El Malpais National Monument in New Mexico, was only too happy to talk.

On November 21 Clement addressed a brief to his sculptor, whereby Buonarroti was ordered, under pain of excommunication, to lay aside all work, except what was strictly necessary for the Medician monuments, and to take better care of his health.

This gigantic monument was the most prominent object in sight, with the exception of the sacred temple, which Sah-luma presently pointed out,--a round, fortress-like piece of architecture ornamented with twelve gilded towers from which bells were now clashing and jangling in a storm of melodious persistency.

It is to be a monument to the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian basin, built to honour its millenary year, already past, although the monument is not completed.

The Musser monument is the pride of the cemetery-ugliest damn thing I ever saw, all mourning cherubs and weeping angels and junk-and while I fought down my nausea and made the proper admiring remarks, he started talking about the old lady.

Before the revolution, the same shield, decorated the three pannels of the base of the monument.

Nevertheless many important old monuments remain from this period, including the Metropolis, the Pentathlon, Monticello, the Telethon, and the Tomb of Reebok.

He maintains then that such a prothesis vase was the first sepulchral monument, that this was later replaced by a vase of the same description in marble, of course on account of the fragile nature of pottery.

The four-sided monument of chromed faces and ornate designs must have told the Rattler to come no closer.

Clear heads, sir, for pictures, statues, busts, relievos, basso relievos, tablets, monuments, mausoleums.

In many instances, the sum originally devised for the sustentation of a grave or monument is not sufficient, in the present day, to remunerate residents in London for looking after it, and the money has been transferred to the parish in which the testator lies, and has become the perquisite of the sexton.

Therefore, was it not reasonable to suppose that certain introductory or salutatory words or phrases of known meaning on New Persian monuments might also be found on the Old Persian?