memorial


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to memorial: Memorial University

me·mo·ri·al

 (mə-môr′ē-əl)
n.
1. Something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event.
2. A written statement of facts or a petition presented to a legislative body or an executive.
adj.
1. Serving as a remembrance of a person or an event; commemorative.
2. Of, relating to, or being in memory.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin memoriāle, from neuter of Latin memoriālis, belonging to memory, from memoria, memory; see memory.]

me·mo′ri·al·ly adv.

memorial

(mɪˈmɔːrɪəl)
adj
1. serving to preserve the memory of the dead or a past event
2. of or involving memory
n
3. something serving as a remembrance
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a written statement of facts submitted to a government, authority, etc, in conjunction with a petition
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal diplomatic paper
[C14: from Late Latin memoriāle a reminder, neuter of memoriālis belonging to remembrance]
meˈmorially adv

me•mo•ri•al

(məˈmɔr i əl, -ˈmoʊr-)

n.
1. something designed to preserve the memory of a person, event, etc., as a monument or a holiday.
2. a written statement of facts presented to a governing body in the form of or along with a petition.
adj.
3. serving to preserve the memory; commemorative: memorial services.
4. of or pertaining to the memory.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
me•mo′ri•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.memorial - a recognition of meritorious servicememorial - a recognition of meritorious service
epitaph - a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
festschrift - a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar
credit, recognition - approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
2.memorial - a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
3.memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or eventsmemorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
memorial tablet, plaque, brass - a memorial made of brass
cenotaph, empty tomb - a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
gravestone, tombstone, headstone - a stone that is used to mark a grave
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
national monument - memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment
pantheon - a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Seven Wonders of the World - impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
triumphal arch - a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory

memorial

noun
1. monument, cairn, shrine, plaque, cenotaph Every village had its war memorial.
2. remembrance, tribute, record, souvenir, testimonial, memento The museum will serve as a memorial to all those who died.
3. petition, address, statement, memorandum a memorial to the Emperor written in characters of gold
adjective
1. commemorative, remembrance, monumental A memorial service is being held at St Paul's Church.

memorial

noun
Something, as a structure or custom, serving to honor or keep alive a memory:
adjective
Serving to honor or keep alive a memory:
Translations
نُصُب تَذْكارينَصْبٌ تِذْكَارِيٌّ
památníkpomník
mindesmærke
muistomerkkimuistotilaisuusmuisto
spomenik
minnisvarîi
記念碑
기념물
memorialaspaminklas
memoriālspiemineklis
gedenktekenherdenkingsplaats
pomník
spomenik
minnesmärke
อนุสรณ์
đài kỷ niệm

memorial

[mɪˈmɔːrɪəl]
A. ADJconmemorativo
B. N
1. (= monument) → monumento m conmemorativo
2. (= document) → memorial m
C. CPD memorial park N (US) → cementerio m

memorial

[mɪˈmɔːriəl]
nmémorial/aux m
a war memorial → un monument aux morts
adj [event, prize] → commémoratif/iveMemorial Day n (US)jour m des soldats morts au champ d'honneur (dernier lundi de mai)memorial park n (US)cimetière mmemorial service nmesse f du souvenir

memorial

adjGedenk-; memorial plaqueGedenktafel f
nDenkmal nt(to für)

memorial

:
Memorial Day
n (US) → ˜ Volkstrauertag m
memorial park
n (US: = cemetery) → Friedhof m
memorial service

memorial

[mɪˈmɔːrɪəl]
1. adjcommemorativo/a
2. nmonumento commemorativo
as a memorial to → in commemorazione di

memorial

(miˈmoːriəl) noun
something (eg a monument) that honours or commemorates people or events of the past. a memorial to Sir Winston Churchill; a war memorial.

memorial

نَصْبٌ تِذْكَارِيٌّ památník mindesmærke Denkmal μνημείο monumento muistomerkki monument spomenik monumento commemorativo 記念碑 기념물 gedenkteken minnesmerke memoriał memorial мемориал minnesmärke อนุสรณ์ anıt đài kỷ niệm 纪念物
References in classic literature ?
Memorial of the Northwest Company- Tidings of a British Naval Expedition Against Astoria.
Chloe had pertinaciously insisted that the very bills in which her wages had been paid should be preserved, to show her husband, in memorial of her capability.
Dick, and I'll be glad to know how he gets on with his Memorial.
I confess, it was whispered to me, "that I was bound in duty, as a subject of England, to have given in a memorial to a secretary of state at my first coming over; because, whatever lands are discovered by a subject belong to the crown.
After this Zeus, at one prayer of Artemis and Leto, put him among the stars, because of his manliness, and the scorpion also as a memorial of him and of what had occurred.
So by the end of June the shutters were all opened at Lowick Manor, and the morning gazed calmly into the library, shining on the rows of note-books as it shines on the weary waste planted with huge stones, the mute memorial of a forgotten faith; and the evening laden with roses entered silently into the blue-green boudoir where Dorothea chose oftenest to sit.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
Happy the age, happy the time," he continued, "in which shall be made known my deeds of fame, worthy to be moulded in brass, carved in marble, limned in pictures, for a memorial for ever.
They sent a humble petition to the king, and a memorial to the Parliament, beseeching that the Stamp Act might be repealed.
As silent rivers into silent lakes, Through hush of reeds that not a murmur breaks, Wind, mindful of the poppies whence they came, So may my life, and calmly burn away, As ceases in a lamp at break of day The flagrant remnant of memorial flame.
However, you will receive it as a memorial of my friendship; and whatever superfluities may redound to you, that piety which you so rigidly maintain will instruct you how to dispose of them.
We can't go without seeing Disko off," said Harvey; "and Monday's Memorial Day.