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

  • n. A reminder of the past; a keepsake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A keepsake; an object kept as a reminder of a place or event.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hint, suggestion, token, or memorial, to awaken memory; that which reminds or recalls to memory; a souvenir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hint, suggestion, notice, or memorial to awaken memory; that which reminds; a reminder of what is past or of what is to come; specifically, a souvenir.
  • n. Synonyms Souvenir, etc. (see memorial), remembrancer.

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

  • n. a reminder of past events


Middle English, commemoration of the living or the dead in the Canon of the Mass, from Latin mementō, imperative of meminisse, to remember; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin mementō ("remember!"), imperative form of meminī ("I remember"). (Wiktionary)


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