Statue of Liberty

noun
a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay
Instance Hypernyms: ↑statue, ↑memorial, ↑monument

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the ˌStatue of ˈLiberty 7 [Statue of Liberty] noun
a statue at the entrance of New York ↑harbour, which represents a female figure carrying a book of laws in one hand and a ↑torch in the other and is a symbol of welcome to people coming to live in the US
 
Culture:
The official name of the statue is the ‘Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World’. It has become a symbol of freedom and was the first American sight seen by many people who went to the US for a better life. It was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartoldie and given to the US people by France in 1884. The poem by Emma Lazarus on the base of the statue includes the lines: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ The statue was made a ↑World Heritage Site in 1984.

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