monument Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"monument" in British English

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monumentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒn.jʊ.mənt/  us   /ˈmɑːn-/
B2 a ​structure or ​building that is ​built to ​honour a ​specialperson or ​event: In the ​square in ​front of the ​hotelstands a monument to all the ​peoplekilled in the ​war.ancient/historic monument B1 an ​oldbuilding or ​place that is an ​importantpart of a country's ​history: Parts of the Berlin ​wall are being ​allowed to ​stand as historic monuments.
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(Definition of monument from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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monumentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑn·jə·mənt/
an ​object, esp. ​large and made of ​stone, ​built to ​remember and show ​respect for a ​person or ​group of ​people, or a ​specialplace made for this ​purpose: While in Washington, D.C., we ​visited a ​number of ​historical monuments. fig. The ​annualartsfestival is a monument to (= is a ​result of) her ​vision and hard ​work.
(Definition of monument from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monument”
in Korean (역사적)건축물, 기념물…
in Arabic أثَر, نُصُب تِذْكاري…
in Malaysian monumen…
in French monument…
in Russian памятник, исторический памятник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紀念碑, 紀念館…
in Italian monumento…
in Turkish âbide, anıt, tarihi yapı/eser…
in Polish pomnik, zabytek…
in Spanish monumento…
in Vietnamese tượng đài…
in Portuguese monumento…
in Thai อนุสาวรีย์…
in German das Denkmal…
in Catalan monument…
in Japanese 遺跡, 記念碑(塔)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纪念碑, 纪念馆…
in Indonesian monumen…
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