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Definition of "memorial" [me•mo•ri•al]

  • Something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event. (noun)
  • A written statement of facts or a petition presented to a legislative body or an executive. (noun)
  • Serving as a remembrance of a person or an event; commemorative. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being in memory. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "memorial" in a sentence
  • "IPPEKDEL tsst lihood from the profession ezercued by yoor me - moriatists, beinff identified with the general proa - perity of the shipping interest of the Union, im - fooldens them to set forth in this memorial the loss it is sufiering from the fatal influence of the dis* criminating duties established in France to favor its own vessels in the exclusive importation there of the great staples of the United States, the pro - gressive evils of which influence your memorial* ists have painfully witnessed for the last two years in silence, from the expectation they (and no doubt their ship owners also) entertained that a commer - cial treaty was negotiating, which, at least, would have established the intercourse between France and the United States on the same footing on which it exists as regards England and other coun - tries that have adopted the liberal system to which Congress has invited all nations."
  • "From Wikipedia: On the south end of the memorial is a field of symbolic bronze and stone chairs — one for each person lost, arranged according to what floor of the building they were on."
  • "While I was a bit sad to be away from my folks, I did feel that somehow I was doing a valuable thing: the memorial is a somber and reflective place, and it seemed only fair to spend the day by reminding myself just how lucky I am to even be alive, and by remembering those who died senselessly and while the rest of the world looked on in silence."