Part of speech: noun

Something erected as a memorial of a person or of an event; any enduring memorial.

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Usage examples "monument":

  1. They muttered to him that it was only their play, they hastily whispered excuses, they asked him what was wrong, but seemed scarcely to hope for an answer, nor did he speak, but sat with a frozen stare, all at once dry- eyed, a monument to terror. - "Tales of Three Hemispheres", Lord Dunsany.
  2. They proved to be those of the long lost monument of Mircalla, Countess Karnstein. - "In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
  3. A new monument was decided upon and it is here above us now. - "Brock Centenary 1812-1912", Various.