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

  • n. The act or process of remembering.
  • n. The state of being remembered: holds him in fond rememberance.
  • n. Something serving to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or event; a memorial.
  • n. The length of time over which one's memory extends.
  • n. Something remembered; a reminiscence.
  • n. A souvenir.
  • n. A greeting or token expressive of affection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection.
  • n. The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection.
  • n. Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory.
  • n. That which serves to keep in or bring to mind; a memorial; a token; a memento; a souvenir; a memorandum or note of something to be remembered.
  • n. Something to be remembered; counsel; admonition; instruction.
  • n. Power of remembering; reach of personal knowledge; period over which one's memory extends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection.
  • n. The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection.
  • n. Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory.
  • n. That which serves to keep in or bring to mind; a memorial; a token; a memento; a souvenir; a memorandum or note of something to be remembered.
  • n. Something to be remembered; counsel; admoni��on; instruction.
  • n. Power of remembering; reach of personal knowledge; period over which one's memory extends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of remembering; the keeping of a thing in mind or recalling it to mind; a revival in the mind or memory.
  • n. The power or faculty of remembering; memory; also, the limit of time over which the memory extends.
  • n. The state of being remembered; the state of being held honorably in memory.
  • n. That which is remembered; a recollection.
  • n. That which serves to bring to or keep in mind.
  • n. An account preserved; a memorandum or note to preserve or assist the memory; a record; mention.
  • n. A monument; a memorial.
  • n. A token by which one is kept in the memory; a keep-sake.
  • n. The state of being mindful; thought; regard; consideration; notice of something absent.
  • n. Admonition; reminder.
  • n. =Syn. 1, 2, and Recollection, Reminiscence, etc. See memory.

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

  • n. the ability to recall past occurrences
  • n. a recognition of meritorious service

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from remembrer, to remember; see remember.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French remembrance, from the verb remembrer, from Late Latin rememorari. Equivalent to remember +‎ -ance. (Wiktionary)

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