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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something that one keeps because of the memories it calls to mind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun something of sentimental value

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From keep +‎ sake.

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