part of speech: noun

Sentence from text: They have erected a monument in his honor.

Definition 1obsolete : a burial vault : SEPULCHRE 2: a written legal document or record : TREATISE 3a(1): a lasting evidence, reminder, or example of someone or something notable or great (2): a distinguished person b: a memorial stone or a building erected in remembrance of a person or event 4archaic : an identifying mark : EVIDENCE also : PORTENT, SIGN 5obsolete : a carved statue : EFFIGY 6: a boundary or position marker (such as a stone) 7: NATIONAL MONUMENT 8: a written tribute

Simple definition: a shaped stone laid over or erected near a grave and usually bearing an inscription to identify and preserve the memory of the deceased

Synonyms: gravestone, headstone, stone, tombstone

Antyonyms: none

Other forms of word: none

My sentence: Gazing across the monuments I notice a lonely rose laid atop the monument that had the name: Micheal.

My sketch:

First known use: 13th century

History and Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin monumentum, literally, memorial, from monēre to remind — more at MIND