Definition of 'monument'
Video: pronunciation of 'monument'
Example sentences containing 'monument'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They will assess damage to buildings and monuments and catalogue the manuscripts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The research undertaken in the past five years has revolutionised our understanding of the ancient monument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The couple met veterans and unveiled a monument at the site. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Stonehenge is perhaps the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its iconic buildings and monuments would be a breathtaking backdrop. The Sun (2014)The only crumbling infrastructure is in the ancient monuments. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Cue lots of fantastic special effects as famous monuments bite the dust across the globe! The Sun (2010)The landscape is dotted with ancient monuments. The Sun (2006)She said she had had enough of life with an ancient monument. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What would a few thousand pounds be to you for the preservation of this priceless monument to mining history? Times, Sunday Times (2011)We should not be made to feel ashamed for queuing up to get into a famous monument while wearing sensible shoes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Each boulder in the vast cairn that remains is a monument to one man's death. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are many physical scars; ruined buildings and endless monuments to the dead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The museum building honours the monument in its design, which is dignified and beautiful. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)I had grown to love the webs and patterns of these stone monuments. The Crossing-Place (1993)The man responsible for that influential translation of one of the monuments of 20th-century literature is as complex and contradictory as any of its characters. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The public is more likely to be aware of the subjects than the creators of the statues, monuments and architectural decorations which adorn our cities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The scene in the book where one of the monuments men finally comes across hundreds of paintings hidden in a small town in Tuscany is intensely cinematic. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
Trends of 'monument'
In Common Usage. monument is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'monument'
British English: monument /ˈmɒnjʊmənt/ NOUN
A monument is a large structure, usually made of stone, which is built to remind people of an event in history or of a famous person.
This monument was built in memory of the soldiers who died in the war.
- American English: monument
- Arabic: نَصْبٌ تِذْكَارِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: monumento
- Chinese: 纪念碑
- Croatian: spomenik
- Czech: památník stavba
- Danish: monument
- Dutch: monument
- European Spanish: monumento
- Finnish: muistomerkki
- French: monument
- German: Monument
- Greek: μνημείο
- Italian: monumento
- Japanese: 記念碑
- Korean: 기념비
- Norwegian: monument
- Polish: pomnik
- European Portuguese: monumento
- Romanian: monument
- Russian: монумент
- Spanish: monumento
- Swedish: monument
- Thai: อนุสาวรีย์
- Turkish: anıt
- Ukrainian: монумент
- Vietnamese: đài kỷ niệm
Definition of monument from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.