Definition of the Lincoln Memorial from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Lincoln Memorial

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a large building in Washington, DC, in memory of President Abraham Lincoln. It is made of marble (= a hard white stone) and the design by Henry Bacon was based on the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. The Memorial is in West Potomac Park at one end of the Mall and was completed in 1922. Inside is a large statue of Lincoln sitting in a chair. The words of his Gettysburg Address and his speech at his second Inauguration Day are cut into stone inside the building.