|Origin:||monumentum, from monere 'to remind'|
a building, statue, or other large structure that is built to remind people of an important event or famous person [↪ memorial]:
He erected a monument on the spot where his daughter was killed.
a fitting monument to the men who died in the battle
a very old building or place that is important historically:
Ancient monuments are protected by law.
to show clearly the result of someone's qualities, beliefs, or actions:
The company is a monument to Sir Peter's energy and vision.