Definitions of memorial

  1. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
  2. a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority
  3. Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.
  4. Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
  5. Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.
  6. A memorandum; a record.
  7. A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.
  8. In remembrance; commemorative; sacred to the memory of a deceased person, or of some event.
  9. A written statement of facts addressed to a government, etc.; a thing intended to keep in mind an event, a place, or a person, as a monument; Memorial Day, in the United States, the thirtieth of May, appointed by law for observing the memory of those who died for the Union in the Civil War.
  10. Bringing to memory: contained in memory.
  11. That which serves to keep in remembrance: a monument: a note to help the memory: a written statement with a petition, laid before a legislative or other body: ( B.) memory.
  12. Preserving remembrance.
  13. That which keeps in remembrance; statement with a petition.
  14. Commemorating something, as the memory of the dead.
  15. Something desingned to keep in remembrance a person, event, etc.
  16. A presentation of facts; memoir.
  17. Preservative of memory; preserved in memory.
  18. That which preserves the memory of something; a memorandum: a written representation of facts; a species of informal state paper used in international negotiation.
  19. Anything that serves to preserve the memory of; a monumental record; a written address of solicitation or complaint; a state paper or note in which there is neither subscription nor address- much used in negotiation.

Usage examples for memorial

  1. From this the second half are excluded, becoming a sort of social fringe; they often form a part of the mob that dines at Memorial or of the cliques that dine in boarding- houses, and are only a shade less excluded than the rest from the centres of the college life. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  2. The representation of this scene I am anxious to leave with you as a memorial. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  3. The humility of the Count de Welderen's Memorial seems to have been followed by some positive orders to our disadvantage in the West Indies. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  4. Outside this central group, of which the great church and the memorial arch were badly wrecked by the quake, were enough other buildings used for the university proper to bring the number up to fifty or so. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  5. Memorial services were held from one end of the country to the other. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  6. The most familiar is the one giving only Stevenson's head and shoulders, but the splendid big one placed as a memorial to him in St. Giles's Cathedral in Edinburgh shows him as he must have looked that day lying in bed, writing to Homer St. Gaudens. – The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls by Jacqueline M. Overton
  7. The memorial, however, was successful. – The Arian Controversy by H. M. Gwatkin
  8. The Students' Monument expresses the feeling of the Cubans in the matter, a noble memorial. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  9. They were getting up a drinking- fountain as a memorial to Major Beesom- he was postmaster for years and years, you know- and Tommy headed the list with twenty- five dollars, and he was only making forty a month! – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  10. Then with slow patience built he this memorial: Each century marks his love. – Poems by Elizabeth Stoddard
  11. It is very beautiful, and was built in 1443, by William Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, who intended it as his memorial. – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  12. Here he lived till his death; and now the stretch of land, from the estate to the river Charles, has been bought and adorned as a memorial. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  13. In his memorial to Mrs. Gray, Field has given expression to his special reverence for the love between parent and child. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  14. I will be glad to receive the memorial of which you speak. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  15. At the foot of His Cross- before the altar, where His precious body and blood are ever abiding in memorial of His one sacrifice for sin- there is the place to seek grace and guidance; there is the place where peace may be found. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  16. There the grave of the Great One wuz onmarked by even a decent memorial, let alone the great one they said they would raise. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  17. He said that " this was a national memorial to a great man. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  18. The Memorial Bridge is under way with all that it holds for use and beauty. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge