An example of a memorial is a speech in honor of a deceased loved one.
An example of memorial used as an adjective is in the phrase "memorial service," which means a service in honor of a deceased person.
A memorial building.
A memorial possession.
Other Word Forms
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.