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 Philips.
A pleasing monument.
Our bruised arms hung up for
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 Shak.
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
Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous
Syn. -- Memorial; remembrance; tomb; cenotaph.