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

  • adj. Worth being remembered or noted; remarkable: "memoirs of people who never had a memorable thought” ( George F. Will).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Worthy to be remembered; very important or remarkable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy to be remembered; very important or remarkable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Worthy to be remembered; such as to be remembered; not to be forgotten; notable; remarkable: as, the memorable names of history; memorable deeds; a memorable disaster.
  • Keeping in remembrance; commemorative.
  • Synonyms Signal, extraordinary, famous.
  • n. An event worthy of being kept in memory; a noteworthy or remarkable thing.

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

  • adj. worth remembering

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin memorābilis, from memorāre, to bring to remembrance, from memor, mindful; see (s)mer-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin memorabilis, from memorare ("to bring to remembrance"), from memor ("mindful, remembering"). See memory, and confer memorabilia. (Wiktionary)

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