national monument
noun Date: 1879 a place of historic, scenic, or scientific interest set aside for preservation usually by presidential proclamation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • national monument — n a building, special feature of the land etc that is kept and protected by a government for people to visit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • national monument — noun count a building or area that is important to a country s history or culture and is protected by the government …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • national monument — ☆ national monument n. a natural geographical feature or historic site, as a mountain, canyon, old fort, etc., maintained and preserved by the federal government for the public to visit …   English World dictionary

  • National Monument — Der Devils Tower war das erste Nationalmonument National Monument heißen in den Vereinigten Staaten durch die Bundesregierung ausgewiesene Schutzgebiete oder Gedenkstätten, die überwiegend vom National Park Service, einer dem Innenministerium… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National monument — A National monument is a monument constructed in order to commemorate something of national importance such as a war or the country s founding. The term may also refer to a specific monument status, such as a National Heritage Site, which most… …   Wikipedia

  • national monument — a monument, as a historic site or geographical area, owned and maintained in the public interest by the federal government. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * In the U.S., any of numerous areas reserved by the federal government for the protection of objects …   Universalium

  • national monument — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms national monument : singular national monument plural national monuments a building or area that is important to a country s history or culture and is protected by the government …   English dictionary

  • national monument — noun memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment • Hypernyms: ↑memorial, ↑monument * * * noun, pl ⋯ ments [count] : a place (such as an old… …   Useful english dictionary

  • national monument — noun (C) a building, special feature of the land etc that is kept and protected by a government for people to visit: the Death Valley National Monument in California …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • national monument — area designated as a national landmark in memory of a person or event …   English contemporary dictionary

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