monumental monumental  /ˌmɑn jə ˈmɛn təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
  2. (adj) of outstanding significance
  3. (adj) imposing in size or bulk or solidity

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At the time Oldenburg was just beginning his transition from his oversize soft sculptures of the 60s to monumental fabricated steel pieces that could survive outside.
  2. Canada, hardly a world power, does not need a monumental capital.
  3. He could still foul up the debates or make a monumental gaffe or otherwise misplay his strong hand.

News

  1. Monumental phone-records monitoring is laid bare

    Monumental phone-records monitoring is laid bare Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:35 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — A leaked document has laid bare the monumental scope of the government's surveillance of Americans' phone records — hundreds of millions of ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Monumental NSA surveillance is laid bare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A leaked document has laid bare the monumental scope of the government’s surveillance of Americans’ phone records — hundreds of millions of calls — in the first... Read more »
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  3. Monumental phone-records monitoring laid bare

    WASHINGTON -- A leaked document has laid bare the monumental scope of the government's surveillance of Americans' phone records -- hundreds of millions of calls -- in the first hard evidence of a massive data collection program aimed at combating
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Vacaville Reporter

Quotes

  1. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, travelling to Brussels for a NATO meeting, said: "It's going to take a monumental effort to get all of this done by the end of the year and I am not too concerned about whether it is December 31 or not."
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "He's got a little destiny to him - his entire career, throughout minor hockey, junior hockey, NHL," Canada executive director Steve Yzerman said about Crosby. "So it's just another monumental moment in his career. And he's what, 22 still?...
    on Feb 28, 2010 By: Steve Yzerman Source: msnbc.com

  3. Gov. Charlie Crist calls the deal "as monumental as the creation of our nation's first national park, Yellowstone."
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Charlie Crist Source: USA Today

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