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Wordnet 3.0


1. relating or belonging to or serving as a monument;
- Example: "the use of the arch in monumental architecture"
- Example: "monumental sculptures"

2. of outstanding significance;
- Example: "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics"

3. imposing in size or bulk or solidity;
- Example: "massive oak doors"
- Example: "Moore's massive sculptures"
- Example: "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"
- Example: "a monumental scale"
[syn: massive, monolithic, monumental]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Monumental \Mon`u*men"tal\, a. [L. monumentalis: cf. F. monumental.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or suitable for, a monument; as, a monumental inscription. [1913 Webster] 2. Serving as a monument; memorial; preserving memory. "Of pine, or monumental oak." --Milton. [1913 Webster] A work outlasting monumental brass. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. Of lasting significance; as, a monumental work of literature; a monumental accomplishment. [PJC] 4. Exceptionally large in quantity, quality, or degree; as, a monumental amount of work to be done [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

monumental adj 1: relating or belonging to or serving as a monument; "the use of the arch in monumental architecture"; "monumental sculptures" 2: of outstanding significance; "Einstein's monumental contributions to physics" 3: imposing in size or bulk or solidity; "massive oak doors"; "Moore's massive sculptures"; "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture"; "a monumental scale" [syn: massive, monolithic, monumental]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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