American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A natural landmark or a structure or site of historic interest set aside by a national government and maintained for public enjoyment or study.
- n. memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment
“The Ara Coeli monastery, the ancient seat of the general's curia, having been sized by the Italian Government to make room for the national monument of Victor Emmanuel, the general was obliged to establish a new mother-house.”
“Bishop of Avranches, but in 1872 the French Government took it over as a national monument and undertook, none too soon, the task of restoration.”
“For Wood's Athenae Oxonienses, or calendar of the writers of Oxford for two hundred years, is a lively record of English manners and merits, and as much a national monument as Purchas's Pilgrims or Hansard's Register.”
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The dutch poet Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679) became the winner of a poetry contest in 1620 for:
U .... You
Nu! .... Now!
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