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Meaning of MEMORIAL

Pronunciation:  mu'mowreeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
  2. [n]  a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority
  3. [n]  a recognition of meritorious service

MEMORIAL is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: commemoration, monument, remembrance
 See Also: brass, cenotaph, construction, content, credit, epitaph, gravestone, headstone, Lincoln Memorial, megalith, megalithic structure, memorial tablet, message, national monument, pantheon, plaque, pyramid, recognition, Statue of Liberty, structure, subject matter, substance, tombstone, triumphal arch, Washington Monument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Me*mo"ri*al\, a. [F. m['e]morial, L. memorialis, fr.
    memoria. See {Memory}.]
    1. Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a
       memorial building.
             There high in air, memorial of my name, Fix the
             smooth oar, and bid me live to fame.  --Pope.
    2. Contained in memory; as, a memorial possession.
    3. Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
             This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be
             expressed by the memorial word ASH.   --Skeat.
    {Memorial Day}. Same as {Decoration Day}. [U.S.]
  2. \Me*mo"ri*al\, n. [Cf. F. m['e]morial.]
    1. Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or
       event; something which serves to keep something else in
       remembrance; a monument. --Macaulay.
             Churches have names; some as memorials of peace,
             some of wisdom, some in memory of the Trinity
             itself.                               --Hooker.
    2. A memorandum; a record. [Obs. or R.] --Hayward.
    3. A written representation of facts, addressed to the
       government, or to some branch of it, or to a society,
       etc., -- often accompanied with a petition.
    4. Memory; remembrance. [Obs.]
             Precious is the memorial of the just. --Evelyn.
    5. (Diplomacy) A species of informal state paper, much used
       in negotiation.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a memorial in your dream indicates that you will need to show kindness and compassion towards your relatives who will be experiencing some trouble and/or illness.
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