Definition of Monumental

1. Adjective. Relating or belonging to or serving as a monument. "Monumental sculptures"

Partainyms: Monument
Derivative terms: Monument, Monument, Monument



2. Adjective. Of outstanding significance. "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"
Similar to: Important, Significant

3. Adjective. Imposing in size or bulk or solidity. "A monumental scale"
Exact synonyms: Massive, Monolithic
Similar to: Big, Large
Derivative terms: Massiveness, Massiveness

Definition of Monumental

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or suitable for, a monument; as, a monumental inscription.

Definition of Monumental

1. Adjective. in the manner of a monument. ¹

2. Adjective. large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something. ¹

3. Adjective. Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monumental

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monumental

montres
montroseite
montross
montrosses
montroyalite
montroydite
montuno
montunos
montuosities
montuosity
montuous
monture
montures
monty
monument
monumental (current term)
monumentalise
monumentalism
monumentalities
monumentality
monumentalize
monumentalized
monumentalizes
monumentalizing
monumentally
monumented
monuments
monureid
monureide
monureides

Literary usage of Monumental

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1. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education by National Society for the Study of Education (1908)
"I The monumental record of the period is being brought to light through the ... The monumental record is found in the bas-reliefs of Trajan's column. ..."

2. ... The Native Races: Of the Pacific States by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"monumental ARCHAEOLOGY—SCOPE OF THE VOLUME—TREATMENT OF THE ... Since monumental remains in the western continent without the broad limits thus included are ..."

3. The native races of the Pacific states of North America by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1875)
"monumental ARCHAEOLOGY—SCOPE OF THE VOLUME—TREATMENT OF THE ... Since monumental remains in the western continent without the broad limits thus included are ..."

4. The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: A Companion Book for Students and by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1897)
"monumental COLUMNS ON THE SACRA VIA. — Near and along the mar go which limits the pavement of the Forum on the south side stand eight square pedestals of ..."

5. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1863 The " monumental City " quickly became a city of deserted marts.—Id., ii. 111. ... monumental City " an unenviable reputation for disorder. Clabber. ..."

6. The Building and Ornamental Stones of Wisconsin by Ernest Robertson Buckley (1898)
"The brownstone of the Lake Superior region has also been used for monumental work. As an example of such work may be cited the monolith which was prepared ..."

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