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sou·ve·nir

 (so͞o′və-nîr′, so͞o′və-nîr′)
n.
A token of remembrance; a memento.

[French, from Old French, to recall, memory, from Latin subvenīre, to come to mind : sub-, sub- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

souvenir

(ˌsuːvəˈnɪə; ˈsuːvəˌnɪə)
n
an object that recalls a certain place, occasion, or person; memento
vb (tr)
euphemistic slang Austral and NZ to steal or keep (something, esp a small article) for one's own use; purloin
[C18: from French, from (se) souvenir to remember, from Latin subvenīre to come to mind, from sub- up to + venīre to come]

sou•ve•nir

(ˌsu vəˈnɪər, ˈsu vəˌnɪər)

n.
1. a usu. small and relatively inexpensive article given or kept as a reminder of a place visited, an occasion, etc.; memento.
2. a remembrance; memory.
[1765–75; < French, n. use of (se) souvenir to remember < Latin subvenīre to come to mind =sub- sub- + venīre to come]

souvenir

- Literally French for "remember," from Latin subvenire, "occur to the mind."
See also related terms for remember.

souvenir

memory
1. 'souvenir'

A souvenir /suːvə'nɪə/ is an object that you buy or keep to remind you of a holiday, place, or event.

He kept the spoon as a souvenir of his journey.
They bought some souvenirs from the shop at the airport.
2. 'memory'

Don't use 'souvenir' to talk about something that you remember. Use memory.

One of my earliest memories is my first day at school.
She had no memory of what had happened.

Your memory is your ability to remember things.

He's got a really good memory for names.
Meeting him as a child really stands out in my memory.

souvenir


Past participle: souvenired
Gerund: souveniring

Imperative
souvenir
souvenir
Present
I souvenir
you souvenir
he/she/it souvenirs
we souvenir
you souvenir
they souvenir
Preterite
I souvenired
you souvenired
he/she/it souvenired
we souvenired
you souvenired
they souvenired
Present Continuous
I am souveniring
you are souveniring
he/she/it is souveniring
we are souveniring
you are souveniring
they are souveniring
Present Perfect
I have souvenired
you have souvenired
he/she/it has souvenired
we have souvenired
you have souvenired
they have souvenired
Past Continuous
I was souveniring
you were souveniring
he/she/it was souveniring
we were souveniring
you were souveniring
they were souveniring
Past Perfect
I had souvenired
you had souvenired
he/she/it had souvenired
we had souvenired
you had souvenired
they had souvenired
Future
I will souvenir
you will souvenir
he/she/it will souvenir
we will souvenir
you will souvenir
they will souvenir
Future Perfect
I will have souvenired
you will have souvenired
he/she/it will have souvenired
we will have souvenired
you will have souvenired
they will have souvenired
Future Continuous
I will be souveniring
you will be souveniring
he/she/it will be souveniring
we will be souveniring
you will be souveniring
they will be souveniring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been souveniring
you have been souveniring
he/she/it has been souveniring
we have been souveniring
you have been souveniring
they have been souveniring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been souveniring
you will have been souveniring
he/she/it will have been souveniring
we will have been souveniring
you will have been souveniring
they will have been souveniring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been souveniring
you had been souveniring
he/she/it had been souveniring
we had been souveniring
you had been souveniring
they had been souveniring
Conditional
I would souvenir
you would souvenir
he/she/it would souvenir
we would souvenir
you would souvenir
they would souvenir
Past Conditional
I would have souvenired
you would have souvenired
he/she/it would have souvenired
we would have souvenired
you would have souvenired
they would have souvenired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.souvenir - something of sentimental valuesouvenir - something of sentimental value  
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
love-token - keepsake given as a token of love
party favor, party favour, favour, favor - souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
2.souvenir - a reminder of past eventssouvenir - a reminder of past events    
reminder - an experience that causes you to remember something

souvenir

noun keepsake, token, reminder, relic, remembrancer (archaic), memento a souvenir of the summer of 1992

souvenir

noun
Something that causes one to remember:
Translations
تِذْكَارتَذْكار، هَدِيَّه تِذْكارِيَّه
suvenýr
souvenir
matkamuistomuistoesine
suvenir
szuvenír
minjagripur
記念品
기념품
suvenyras
suvenīrs
lembrançasuvenir
spominek
uspomena
souvenir
ของที่ระลึก
anmalıkarmağanhediyelik eşya
đồ lưu niệm

souvenir

[ˌsuːvəˈnɪəʳ]
A. Nrecuerdo m, souvenir m
B. CPD souvenir shop Ntienda f de recuerdos

souvenir

[ˌsuːvəˈnɪər ˈsuːvənɪər] nsouvenir m (objet)
He had kept a spoon as a souvenir of his journey → Il avait gardé une cuillère en souvenir de son voyage.souvenir shop nboutique f de souvenirs

souvenir

nAndenken nt, → Souvenir nt (→ of an +acc)

souvenir

[ˌsuːvˈnɪəʳ] nsouvenir m inv, ricordo

souvenir

(suːvəˈniə) , ((American) ˈsu:vəniər) noun
something (bought, kept or given) which reminds one of a place, person or occasion. a souvenir of one's holiday.

souvenir

تِذْكَار suvenýr souvenir Souvenir αναμνηστικό artículo de recuerdo matkamuisto souvenir suvenir souvenir 記念品 기념품 souvenir souvenir pamiątka lembrança сувенир souvenir ของที่ระลึก anmalık đồ lưu niệm 纪念品
References in classic literature ?
Now, thinking that her host was a priest, that coquette took it into her head that it would be a happy souvenir for her old age, among the many happy souvenirs she already possessed, if she could win that of having damned an abbe.
Since we have been so unfortunate as to miss him and have no notion of his errand, this accidental souvenir becomes of importance.
The Tin Woodman might carry it with his axe and hatch it; but after all I may as well keep it myself for a souvenir.
The commerce of Lucerne consists mainly in gimcrackery of the souvenir sort; the shops are packed with Alpine crystals, photographs of scenery, and wooden and ivory carvings.
She had forced us to accept a little souvenir, a magnificent Spanish GENET and an Andalusian mule, which were beautiful to look upon.
But be very careful of yourself, for you're a souvenir of my dear Margolotte.
At the sale of the chevalier's effects, which took place at that time, Suzanne, anxious to obtain a souvenir of her first and last friend, pushed up the price of the famous snuff-box, which was finally knocked down to her for a thousand francs.
The last adieu was a trifle husky, and Tom vanished as it was uttered, leaving Polly to laugh over his parting souvenir till the tears ran down her cheeks.
Two of the eleven are filled with Marie van Houtte roses, two with Viscountess Folkestone, two with Laurette Messimy, one with Souvenir de la Malmaison, one with Adam and Devoniensis, two with Persian Yellow and Bicolor, and one big bed behind the sun-dial with three sorts of red roses (seventy-two in all), Duke of Teck, Cheshunt Scarlet, and Prefet de Limburg.
The handkerchief is my own work, and is very precious to me, on account des souvenirs.
But the cream- coloured house (supposed to be modelled on the private hotels of the Parisian aristocracy) was there as a visible proof of her moral courage; and she throned in it, among pre-Revolutionary furniture and souvenirs of the Tuileries of Louis Napoleon (where she had shone in her middle age), as placidly as if there were nothing peculiar in living above Thirty-fourth Street, or in having French windows that opened like doors instead of sashes that pushed up.
We wandered, also, through the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, those monuments of royal prodigality, and with histories so mournful--filled, as it is, with souvenirs of Napoleon the First, and three dead kings and as many queens.