Definition of Memorial

1. Noun. A recognition of meritorious service.

Exact synonyms: Commemoration, Remembrance
Specialized synonyms: Epitaph, Festschrift
Generic synonyms: Credit, Recognition
Derivative terms: Commemorate, Memorialize, Remember, Remember



2. Noun. A written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority.

3. Noun. A structure erected to commemorate persons or events.

Definition of Memorial

1. a. Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.

2. n. Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.

Definition of Memorial

1. Noun. A structure, such as a monument, intended to celebrate the memory of a person or event ¹

2. Noun. A service of remembrance or commemoration ¹

3. Noun. (legal) a statement of facts set out in the form of a petition to a person in authority, a court or tribunal, a government, ''etc''. ¹

4. Adjective. Serving as a remembrance of someone or something; commemorative ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Memorial

1. something that serves as a remembrance of a person or event [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Memorial

memorableness
memorablenesses
memorably
memoranda
memoranda of understanding
memorandum
memorandum of understanding
memorandums
memorandums of understanding
memorat
memorate
memorated
memorates
memorating
memorative
memorial (current term)
memorial park
memorial parks
memorial service
memorial services
memorial tablet
memorialisation
memorialise
memorialised
memorialises
memorialising
memorialist
memorialists
memorialization
memorialize

Literary usage of Memorial

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1. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"Mr. Tillinghast presented a like memorial of inhabitants of East Greenwich, in the State of ... Mr. John Quincy Adams presented a memorial of John Gardiner, ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"... interested) gathered on the south side of the Library building at eleven o'clock on the morning of December 7, to plant a memorial Tree (a Japanese elm) ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Erection of the buildings will be started in the spring, and will include, in a large quadrangle, the Thomson Graduate College, the Cleveland memorial Tower ..."

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