Definition of the Washington Monument from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Washington Monument

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a tall, thin monument on The Mall (2) in Washington, DC, built to honour the memory of George Washington. It is 555 feet/169 metres high and made of white marble (= a type of hard stone). Tourists can climb the 898 steps to the top, from which there are fine views of the city. The Monument took 40 years to build and was completed in 1888.