• IPA: /məˈmɔːɹi.əl/
  • (horse-hoarse) IPA: /məˈmoʊɹi.əl/

memorial (plural memorials)

  1. A structure, such as a monument, intended to celebrate the memory of a person or event.
  2. A service of remembrance or commemoration.
  3. (legal) a statement of facts set out in the form of a petition to a person in authority, a court or tribunal, a government, etc.
  4. (obsolete) A note to aid the memory; a memorandum.
Translations Translations Adjective


  1. Serving as a remembrance of someone or something; commemorative.
    a memorial building
    • 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book XI”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume III, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
      There high in air, memorial of my name, / Fix the smooth oar, and bid me live to fame.
  2. Contained in the memory.
    a memorial possession
  3. Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
    • This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be expressed by the memorial word ASH.
  • French: mémoriel
  • German: Gedenk-
  • Spanish: conmemorativo

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