What does the word monumental mean?

Usage examples for monumental

  1. " Then rose in mass that monumental Class,- 'Hold! – The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. 5 Poems Of The Class Of '29 (1851-1889) by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  2. His completed history of the Missions and Missionaries of California is a monumental work. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  3. Has the most monumental and destructive selfishness in human history been associated with poor minds? – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick