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

  • noun A keepsake.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Souvenir, etc. (see memorial), remembrancer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

  • noun a reminder of past events

Etymologies

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

[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- in Indo-European roots.]

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From the Latin mementō ("remember!"), imperative form of meminī ("I remember").

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