commemorative


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com·mem·o·ra·tive

 (kə-mĕm′ər-ə-tĭv, -ə-rā′-)
adj.
1. Honoring or preserving the memory of another.
2. Produced in limited quantities over a specific period of time to honor a special event or anniversary. Used of coins and postage stamps.
n.
1. Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.
2. A commemorative coin or postage stamp.

com·mem′o·ra·tive·ly adv.

com•mem•o•ra•tive

(kəˈmɛm əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv)

adj.
1. Also, com•mem•o•ra•to•ry (-ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) serving to commemorate; specially arranged, produced, or devised for commemorating: a commemorative dinner; a commemorative stamp.
n.
2. anything that commemorates.
[1605–15]
com•mem′o•ra`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commemorative - an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
Adj.1.commemorative - intended as a commemoration; "a commemorative plaque"

commemorative

adjective memorial, celebratory The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

commemorative

adjective
Serving to honor or keep alive a memory:
Translations
تِذْكاري
pamětní
erindrings-jubilæums-minde-
til minningar
anıtsalanmayâd etme

commemorative

[kəˈmemərətɪv]
A. ADJconmemorativo
B. N (US) (= stamp) → sello m conmemorativo; (= coin) → moneda f conmemorativa

commemorative

[kəˈmɛmərətɪv] adj [plaque, coin, mug] → commémoratif/ive; [event, service] → commémoratif/ive

commemorative

adjGedenk-; commemorative plaqueGedenktafel f

commemorative

[kəˈmɛmərətɪv] adjcommemorativo/a

commemorate

(kəˈmeməreit) verb
1. (of people) to honour the memory of (someone) by a solemn celebration. Once a year we commemorate his death in action by visiting his widow.
2. (of things) to serve as a memorial to (someone or something). This inscription commemorates those who died.
comˈmemorative (-tiv) adjective
comˌmemorˈation noun
References in classic literature ?
The well was in a dark chamber which stood in the center of a cut-stone chapel, whose walls were hung with pious pictures of a workmanship that would have made a chromo feel good; pictures historically commemorative of curative miracles which had been achieved by the waters when nobody was looking.
His calculations had been just, and he had wandered about the rotunda for only ten minutes, looking again at the paintings, commemorative of the national annals, which occupy its lower spaces, and at the simulated sculptures, so touchingly characteristic of early American taste, which adorn its upper reaches, when the charming women he had been counting on presented themselves in charge of a licensed guide.
Simplified like the death-mask of a handsome face, it perhaps produced for her just then an effect akin to the stir of an expression in the "set" commemorative plaster.
It consists of a limp and ugly figure carried in a chair by two bearers and attended by a lean female with a face like a pinched mask, who might be expected immediately to recite the popular verses commemorative of the time when they did contrive to blow Old England up alive but for her keeping her lips tightly and defiantly closed as the chair is put down.
The ruins of the vast old Amphitheatre, of the old Temples, of the old commemorative Arches, of the old trodden highways, of the old tombs, besides being what they were, to her were ruins of the old Marshalsea--ruins of her own old life--ruins of the faces and forms that of old peopled it--ruins of its loves, hopes, cares, and joys.
Chevrolet, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), is launching its 2015 Camaro Commemorative Edition at the 2014 SEMA Show.
The commemorative coins will be struck in India using tools and techniques developed by the Royal Mint in Llantrisant and will be uniquely available to the Indian market.
ABU DHABI - The Central Bank of the UAE will issue a commemorative one Dirham coin on Saturday in celebration of the World Environment Day.
George II was the first monarch to have his portrait printed on a commercially available mug, around 1759, while a number of commemorative ceramics were produced the following year for the coronation of George III.
29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart unveiled designs for the 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Program today at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's annual convention in historic Charleston, S.
The commemorative special edition guns are the Schofield Model 2000 from the Performance Center and a Model 29, which is reminiscent of the original .
Gavin Macrae, managing director of Royal Mail stamps and collectibles, said: "Interest in the commemorative issue both globally and domestically has been immense and we have distributed more than double the usual number of special stamps to all post offices to meet the expected first day demand.