Memorial Day. Same as Decoration Day. [U.S.]

(Me*mo"ri*al), n. [Cf. F. mémorial.]

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.

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.

5. (Diplomacy) A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.

(Me*mo"ri*al*ist), n. [Cf. F. mémorialiste.] One who writes or signs a memorial.

(Me*mo"ri*al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Memorialized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Memorializing ] To address or petition by a memorial; to present a memorial to; as, to memorialize the legislature. T. Hook.

(Me*mo"ri*al*i`zer) n. One who petitions by a memorial. T. Hook.

(Mem"o*rist) n. [See Memorize.] One who, or that which, causes to be remembered. [Obs.]

(||Me*mor"i*ter) adv. [L., fr. memor mindful. See Memorable.] By, or from, memory.

(Mem"o*rize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Memorized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Memorizing ] [See Memory.]

1. To cause to be remembered ; hence, to record. [Obs.]

They neglect to memorize their conquest.

They meant to . . . memorize another Golgotha.

2. To commit to memory; to learn by heart.

(Mem"o*ry) n.; pl. Memories [OE. memorie, OF. memoire, memorie, F. mémoire, L. memoria, fr. memor mindful; cf. mora delay. Cf. Demur, Martyr, Memoir, Remember.]

1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.

Memory is the purveyor of reason.

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.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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