Definition of Memorial day

1. Noun. Legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war.

Exact synonyms: Decoration Day
Generic synonyms: Legal Holiday, National Holiday, Public Holiday
Group relationships: May

Definition of Memorial day

1. Proper noun. (context: holiday) A United States federal holiday that is observed on the final Monday of May. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Memorial Day

Melursus ursinus
Melvil Dewey
Melville Bell
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
Melvin Calvin
Member of Parliament
Members of Parliament
Memorial Day
Men in Black
Menachem Begin
Menai Strait

Literary usage of Memorial day

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1914)
"May 10 (memorial day). July 4 Election Day, Thanksgiving; and Dec. 2Б. ... May 10 (Confederate memorial day), June t. July 4, Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. ..."

2. Holy-days and Holidays: A Treasury of Historical Material, Sermons in Full by Edward Mark Deems (1906)
"Nothing more was said at the time, but it is supposed that this was the origin of " memorial day." Be this as it may, early in May, 1868, Adjutant-General ..."

3. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"memorial day [Address by OW Holmes, Jr., Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (born in Boston, Mass., March 8, 1841; ), delivered in ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1888)
"But the law allowing pay for legal holidays to the employes in the Government Printing-Office does not include memorial day in the list of such days, ..."

5. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1915)
"1076) entitled "An act to amend the Town Law, in relation to town appropriations for memorial day," was read the third time. The President put the question ..."

6. A Sketch of the History of Attleborough: From Its Settlement to the Division by John Daggett, Amelia Daggett Shellfield (1894)
"This sume custom has been remembered on both the memorial day anniversaries since the father's death, and been carried out by the thoughtful son. ..."

7. Days and Deeds: A Book of Verse for Children's Reading and Speaking by Elizabeth Shepard Butler Stevenson (1906)
"Selections appropriate for memorial day will be found under Emancipation Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Flag Day, and under Grant, Jackson, Sherman, Sheridan, ..."

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