national monument

noun

: a place of historic, scenic, or scientific interest set aside for preservation usually by presidential proclamation

Examples of national monument in a Sentence

the Statue of Liberty National Monument
Recent Examples on the Web The plant then spread south along the Interstate 10 corridor and into Pinal County, which is where the national monument is. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2024 At a press conference held Wednesday in New York, two former members of the slain icon’s security detail delivered statements saying undercover New York police officer Robert Wood lured them into discussion of an outlandish plan to destroy national monuments, including the Statue of Liberty. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 The New York Times is out with its annual roundup of top travel recommendations and a brand new Arizona national monument has made the list. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 17 Jan. 2024 The Biden administration has designated five national monuments using the Antiquities Act, with the most recent conserving nearly 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon encompassing thousands of significant Indigenous sites. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2023 But prosperity never followed, in part because the Colorado side of the national monument has few dinosaur fossils. Markian Hawryluk, Fortune, 27 Sep. 2023 Colorado River Valley tribes are calling for President Biden to protect vast swaths of desert in California’s Imperial County as a national monument. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024 But in 1933, President Herbert Hoover declared the area a national monument, and 60 years later it was designated a full-fledged national park and was expanded to its current size of nearly 3.5 million acres, the largest park in the contiguous United States. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 The formal campaign to ask for national monument status launched Feb. 1. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of national monument was in 1879

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“National monument.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/national%20monument. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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national monument

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

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