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 for monument
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Monument \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.
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              Of ancient British art
              A pleasing monument.                  --Philips.
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              Our bruised arms hung up for monuments. --Shak.
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     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.
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              On your family's old monument
              Hang mournful epitaphs, and do all rites
              That appertain unto a burial.         --Shak.
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     3. A stone or other permanent object, serving to indicate a
        limit or to mark a boundary.
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     4. A saying, deed, or example, worthy of record.
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              Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous
              days.                                 --Foxe.
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     Syn: Memorial; remembrance; tomb; cenotaph.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a structure erected to commemorate persons or events [syn:
           memorial, monument]
      2: an important site that is marked and preserved as public
      3: a burial vault (usually for some famous person) [syn:
         repository, monument]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  137 Moby Thesaurus words for "monument":
     antenna tower, arch, archives, barbican, barrow, belfry,
     bell tower, bench mark, bookmark, boundary stone, brass, bust,
     cairn, campanile, carving, catstone, cenotaph, colossus, column,
     commemorate, commemoration, cromlech, cross, cup, cupola,
     cyclolith, derrick, doll, dolly, dolmen, dome, dummy, evidence,
     example, exemplar, fantoccini, figure, figurehead, figurine,
     fire tower, footstone, gingerbread man, grave, gravestone,
     headstone, hoarstone, inscription, landmark, lantern, lay figure,
     ledger, lighthouse, lightship, man of straw, manikin, mannequin,
     marionette, mark, marker, martello, martello tower, mast,
     mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch,
     memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, milepost,
     milestone, minaret, model, monolith, monumentalize, mound,
     necrology, obelisk, obituary, observation tower, pagoda, pharos,
     pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, plaque, platform, pole, portrait bust,
     prize, puppet, pylon, pyramid, record, reliquary, remembrance,
     ribbon, rostral column, scarecrow, sculpture, seamark, shaft,
     shrine, skyscraper, snowman, spire, standpipe, statuary, statue,
     statuette, steeple, stela, stone, stupa, tablet, television mast,
     testament, testimonial, testimony, token, tomb, tombstone, tope,
     tour, tower, tribute, trophy, turret, watchtower, water tower,
     wax figure, waxwork, windmill tower, witness, wood carving

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MONUMENT. A thing intended to transmit to posterity the memory of some one; 
  it is used, also, to signify a tomb where a dead body has been deposited. In 
  this sense it differs from a cenotaph, which is at empty tomb. Dig. 11, 7, 
  2, 6; Id. 11, 7, 2, 42. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MONUMENTS. Permanent landmarks established for the purpose of ascertaining 
       2. Monuments may be either natural or artificial objects, as rivers, 
  known streams, springs, or marked trees. 7 Wheat. R. 10; 6 Wheat. R. 582; 9 
  Cranch, 173; 6 Pet. 498; Pet. C. C. R. 64; 3 Ham. 284; 5 Ham. 534; 5 N. H. 
  Rep. 524; 3 Dev. 75. Even posts set up at the corners, 5 Ham. 534, and a 
  clearing, 7 Cowen, 723, are considered as monuments. Sed vide 3 Dev. 75. 
       3. When monuments are established, they must govern, although neither 
  courses, nor distances, nor 'computed' contents correspond; 5 Cowen, 346; 1 
  Cowen, 605; 6 Cowen, 706; 7 Cowen, 723; 6 Mass. 131; 2 Mass. 380; 3 Pick. 
  401; 5 Pick. 135; 3 Gill & John. 142,; 5 Har. & John. 163, 255; 2 Id. 260; 
  Wright, 176; 5 Ham. 534; 1 H. & McH. 355; 2 H. & McH. 416; Cooke, 146; 1 
  Call, 429; 3 Call, 239; 3 Fairf. 325; 4 H. & M. 125; 1 Hayw. 22; 5 J. J. 
  Marsh. 578; 3 Hawks, 91; 3 Murph. 88; 4 Monr. 32; 5 Monr. 175; 2 Overt. 200; 
  2 Bibb, 493; S. C. 6 Wheat. 582; 4 W. C. C. Rep. 15. Vide Boundary. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  MONUMENT, n.  A structure intended to commemorate something which
  either needs no commemoration or cannot be commemorated.
      The bones of Agammemnon are a show,
      And ruined is his royal monument,
  but Agammemnon's fame suffers no diminution in consequence.  The
  monument custom has its _reductiones ad absurdum_ in monuments "to the
  unknown dead" -- that is to say, monuments to perpetuate the memory of
  those who have left no memory.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Monument, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
     Population (2000):    1971
     Housing Units (2000): 770
     Land area (2000):     4.626053 sq. miles (11.981421 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.626053 sq. miles (11.981421 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            51800
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             39.081024 N, 104.862491 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     80132
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Monument, CO

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Monument, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
     Population (2000):    151
     Housing Units (2000): 81
     Land area (2000):     0.537367 sq. miles (1.391775 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.537367 sq. miles (1.391775 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            49750
     Located within:       Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
     Location:             44.819870 N, 119.420866 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     97864
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Monument, OR

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Monument, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    133
     Housing Units (2000): 55
     Land area (2000):     0.190680 sq. miles (0.493858 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.190680 sq. miles (0.493858 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            50760
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             41.110388 N, 77.703334 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Monument, PA

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