KJV Dictionary Definition: monument
MON'UMENT, n. L. monumentum, from moneo, to admonish or remind.
1. Any thing by which the memory of a person or an event is preserved or perpetuated; a building, stone or other thing placed or erected to remind men of the person who raised it, or of a person deceased, or of any remarkable event; as a mausoleum, a pillar, a pyramid, a triumphal arch, a tombstone and the like. A pillar of 200 feet in highth, composed of Portland stone, was erected in London as a monument to preserve the memory of the great conflagration in 1666. A monument is erected on Bunker Hill to commemorate the battle of June 17, 1775.
2. A stone or a heap of stones or other durable thing, intended to mark the bounds of states, towns or distinct possessions, and preserve the memory of divisional lines.
3. A thing that reminds or gives notice.
MONUMENT'AL, a. Pertaining to a monument; as a monumental inscription.
1. Serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory.
Of pine or monumental oak.
A work outlasting monumental brass.
2. Belonging to a tomb; as a monumental rest.
MONUMENT'ALLY, adv. By way of memorial.