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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mon·u·ment /ˈmɑnjəmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mon·u·ment n.
 1. Something which stands, or remains, to keep in remembrance what is past; a memorial.
 Of ancient British art
 A pleasing monument.   --Philips.
    Our bruised arms hung up for monuments.   --Shak.
 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
 Hang mournful epitaphs, and do all rites
 That appertain unto a burial.   --Shak.
 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 record.
    Acts and Monuments of these latter and perilous days.   --Foxe.
 Syn: -- Memorial; remembrance; tomb; cenotaph.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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