monument noun

ADJ. ancient, historic | national, public | great | famous | fitting The new boat is a fitting monument to the crew members who lost their lives. | lasting The museum was built as a lasting monument to the civil war.

VERB + MONUMENT stand as The tower stands as a monument to the invasion of the island. | commission A monument has been commissioned in his memory. | build, erect, put up, set up | unveil | conserve, preserve, protect the best preserved Roman monument in Britain | destroy, pull down Monuments to the former leader were all pulled down.

MONUMENT + VERB be, stand The monument will stand just inside the cathedral. | survive Some of the town's Roman monuments still survive.

PREP. as a ~ | ~ of monuments of the army's past campaigns | ~ to The statue was built as a monument to victims of the war.