(Mem"non) n. [L., from Gr. lit., the Steadfast, Resolute, the son of Tithonus and Aurora, and
king of the Ethiopians, killed by Achilles.] (Antiq.) A celebrated Egyptian statue near Thebes, said to
have the property of emitting a harplike sound at sunrise.
(Mem"oir or pl. Mem"oirs) , n. [F. mémoire, m., memorandum, fr. mémoire, f., memory, L. memoria.
1. A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions
or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See History, 2.
2. A memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method
3. An account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the
journals and proceedings of a society.
(Mem"oir*ist), n. A writer of memoirs.
(||Mem`o*ra*bil"i*a) n. pl. [L., fr. memorabilis memorable. See Memorable.] Things
remarkable and worthy of remembrance or record; also, the record of them.
(Mem`o*ra*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being memorable.
(Mem"o*ra*ble) a. [L. memorabilis, fr. memorare to bring to remembrance, fr. memor
mindful, remembering. See Memory, and cf. Memorabilia.] Worthy to be remembered; very important
or remarkable. Mem"o*ra*ble*ness, n. Mem"o*ra*bly, adv.
Surviving fame to gain,Sir J. Davies.
Buy tombs, by books, by memorable deeds.
(Mem`o*ran"dum) n.; pl. E. Memorandums, L. Memoranda [L., something to be remembered,
neut. of memorandus, fut. pass. p. of memorare. See Memorable.]
1. A record of something which it is desired to remember; a note to help the memory.
I . . . entered a memorandum in my pocketbook.Guardian.
I wish you would, as opportunity offers, make memorandums of the regulations of the academies.Sir J.
2. (Law) A brief or informal note in writing of some transaction, or an outline of an intended instrument; an
instrument drawn up in a brief and compendious form.
Memorandum check, a check given as an acknowledgment of indebtedness, but with the understanding
that it will not be presented at bank unless the maker fails to take it up on the day the debt becomes
due. It usually has Mem. written on its face.
(Mem"o*rate) v. t. [L. memoratus, p. p. of memorare. See Memorable.] To commemorate.
(Mem"o*ra*tive) a. [Cf. F. mémoratif.] Commemorative. [Obs.] Hammond.
Memoria technica, technical memory; a contrivance for aiding the memory.
(||Me*mo"ri*a) n. [L.] Memory.
(Me*mo"ri*al) a. [F. mémorial, L. memorialis, fr. memoria. See Memory.]