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MEMORIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does memorial mean? 

MEMORIAL (noun)
  The noun MEMORIAL has 3 senses:

1. a recognition of meritorious service
2. a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority
3. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

  Familiarity information: MEMORIAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEMORIAL (noun)


Sense 1memorial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A recognition of meritorious service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

memorial; commemoration; remembrance

Hypernyms ("memorial" is a kind of...):

credit; recognition (approval)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "memorial"):

epitaph (a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person)


Sense 2memorial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("memorial" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)


Sense 3memorial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A structure erected to commemorate persons or events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

monument; memorial

Hypernyms ("memorial" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "memorial"):

brass; memorial tablet; plaque (a memorial made of brass)

triumphal arch (a monumental archway; usually they are built to commemorate some notable victory)

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; Seven Wonders of the World (impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe)

pantheon (a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes)

national monument (memorial consisting of a structure or natural landmark of historic interest; set aside by national government for preservation and public enjoyment)

megalith; megalithic structure (memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe))

gravestone; headstone; tombstone (a stone that is used to mark a grave)

cenotaph (a monument built to honor soldiers who died in a war)

Instance hyponyms:

Lincoln Memorial (memorial building in Washington containing a large marble statue of Abraham Lincoln)

Great Pyramid; Pyramid; Pyramids of Egypt (a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt)

Statue of Liberty (a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay)

Washington Monument (a tall stone obelisk in Washington honoring George Washington)


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