(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
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.
(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.Spenser.
They meant to . . . memorize another Golgotha.Shak.
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.Rambler.