Memorial definition

mə-môrē-əl
Serving as a remembrance of a person or an event; commemorative.
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Of, relating to, or being in memory.
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Serving to help people remember some person or event; commemorative.
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Of memory.
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A statement of facts, often with a petition that something be done, sent to a governing body, official, etc.
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Memorial is defined as a statue, holiday or statement in honor of an event or someone who has passed away.

An example of a memorial is a speech in honor of a deceased loved one.

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A written statement of facts or a petition presented to a legislative body or an executive.
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The definition of memorial is relating to something in honor of an event or a person who has passed away.

An example of memorial used as an adjective is in the phrase "memorial service," which means a service in honor of a deceased person.

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Something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event.
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Anything made or done in memory of some person or event, as a monument, trust fund, holiday, charitable donation, etc.
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An informal diplomatic paper.
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A structure, such as a monument, intended to celebrate the memory of a person or event.
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(law) A statement of facts set out in the form of a petition to a person in authority, a court or tribunal, a government, etc.
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Serving as a remembrance of someone or something; commemorative.

A memorial building.

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Contained in the memory.

A memorial possession.

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Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
memorial
Plural:
memorials

Origin of memorial

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin memoriāle from neuter of Latin memoriālis belonging to memory from memoria memory memory

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin memoriale, neuter of memorialis.

    From Wiktionary