Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something given or kept; a memento.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Some object given by a person and retained in memory of something or someone; something kept for sentimental or nostalgic reasons.
  • n. Specifically, a type of literary album popular in the nineteenth-century, containing scraps of poetry and prose, and engravings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything kept, or given to be kept, for the sake of the giver; a token of friendship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver; a token of friendship. The word was used as the title of some of the holiday gift-books formerly published annually. See annual, n., 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something of sentimental value

Etymologies

From keep +‎ sake. (Wiktionary)

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