me·mo·ri·al [muh-mawr-ee-uhl, -mohr-]
1. something designed to preserve the memory of a person, event, etc., as a monument or a holiday.
2. a written statement of facts presented to a sovereign, a legislative body, etc., as the ground of, or expressed in the form of, a petition or remonstrance.
3. preserving the memory of a person or thing; commemorative: memorial services.
4. of or pertaining to the memory.
OTHER WORDS FROM MEMORIAL
WORDS RELATED TO MEMORIAL
ceremony, tombstone, statue, remembrance, headstone, plaque, mausoleum, remembering, obelisk, shaft, relic, tablet, inscription, column, pillar, keepsake, souvenir, record, token, monolith
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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin memoriale, noun use of neuter of Latin memorialis for or containing memoranda. See memory, -al
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR MEMORIAL
Resist the urge to build your personal memorial, and take a selfie instead.
THE ULTIMATE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TRAVEL GUIDE|VIRGINIA M. WRIGHT|FEBRUARY 8, 2021|OUTSIDE ONLINE
Johns Hopkins, benefactor of namesake hospital and university, was an enslaverThis movement has led many schools to remove Confederate monuments and symbols, rename buildings and establish memorials to those who were enslaved.
VA. HOUSE VOTES TO FORCE PUBLIC COLLEGES TO RECKON WITH TIES TO SLAVERY, CREATE SCHOLARSHIPS OR OTHER PROGRAMS|NICK ANDERSON|FEBRUARY 4, 2021|WASHINGTON POST
Another demands removal of the “Talbot Boys” memorial from the Talbot County courthouse on the Eastern Shore, thought to be the only Confederate monument on state property in Maryland.
AT BALTIMORE’S REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM, A SHOW ON RECENT HISTORY THAT’S URGENTLY OF THE MOMENT|KELSEY ABLES|JANUARY 27, 2021|WASHINGTON POST
All that was missing was the Vietnam memorial coming to life and doing the wave.
WE LIVE IN A GOLDEN AGE OF CRINGE|SONNY BUNCH|JANUARY 27, 2021|WASHINGTON POST