Statue of Liberty

noun phrase

: a large copper statue of a woman holding a torch aloft in her right hand located on Liberty Island in New York harbor
: a trick play in football in which the ballcarrier takes the ball from the raised hand of a teammate who is faking a pass

Examples of Statue of Liberty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lightning strikes the Statue of Liberty in New York on April 3, 2024.@dantvusa via Twitter Northern Queens and the Bronx were under a coastal flood warning until 10 a.m. Thursday, and Southern Queens has a coastal flood warning until 7 a.m., New York City Emergency Management said. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2024 Related article The Statue of Liberty has a new museum – and a podcast Plans to revitalize the museum’s interior are 60% funded as the public campaign to raise additional funding begins, the foundation says. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 This was on an afternoon in late March, and Wiig and Rudolph, who specialize in lighter, glass-free fare, were perched high over New York in the penthouse suite of a luxury hotel with a zillion-dollar view — rooftops, rivers, the Statue of Liberty in the distance. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024 The company offers hundreds of educational lessons that range from taking a virtual trip to the Statue of Liberty to lessons on algebra. Bankim Chandra, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Subway ads for the series featured a shot of uniformed police officers, a burly polyester wall, with Preston seemingly poking her head in from out of frame, wearing a pink overcoat, a crocheted scarf and a foam Statue of Liberty crown. Phillip MacIak, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Rosie Lee Hooks, the director of the Watts Towers Arts Center, says, to some people in the community, the towers are more important than the Statue of Liberty. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 In 1903, her famous sonnet was cast on a bronze plaque and attached to the inner wall of the Statue of Liberty. Sari Beth Rosenberg, Parents, 5 Mar. 2024 The partially hollow arena could fit the entire Statue of Liberty, base to torch, comfortably inside. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 4 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Statue of Liberty was in 1887

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“Statue of Liberty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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