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See also: mémorial
- IPA(key): /məˈmɔːɹi.əl/
Audio (UK) (file)
- (without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /məˈmoʊɹi.əl/
- Rhymes: -ɔːɹɪəl
memorial (plural memorials)
- (obsolete) Memory; recollection. [14th–18th c.]
- Something, such as a monument, by which someone or something is remembered. [from 14th c.]
- A chronicle or memoir. [from 14th c.]
- (now rare) A note or memorandum. [from 14th c.]
- (chiefly Christianity) A service of remembrance or commemoration. [from 15th c.]
- (law) A statement of facts set out in the form of a petition to a person in authority, a court or tribunal, a government, etc. [from 17th c.]
- 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995:
- Captain Surman […] immediately addressed a memorial to the governor, stating that an act of Providence had sent him into port for the preservation of the lives of those on board; he therefore trusted he should be allowed to refit and depart.
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- Serving as a remembrance of someone or something; commemorative.
- a memorial building
- Contained in the memory.
- a memorial possession
- (now rare) Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
- 1887, Walter William Skeat, Principles of English Etymology:
- This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be expressed by the memorial word ASH.
serving as a remembrance
Declension of memorial
- Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN
memorial m (plural memoriales)