Definition of national monument in English:

Share this entry

national monument


A historic site or geographical area set aside by a national government and maintained for public use.
Example sentences
  • The site became a Dutch national monument in 1990.
  • Drive over the Bridge of Lions to visit Castillo de San Marcos national monument.
  • Visit this 130-square-mile national monument during the winter months and you'll be guaranteed plenty of elbowroom.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: na·tion·al mon·u·ment

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.