Memorial Day

noun

Definition of Memorial Day

1 : May 30 formerly observed as a legal holiday in most states of the U.S. in remembrance of war dead
2 : the last Monday in May observed as a legal holiday in most states of the U.S.

First Known Use of memorial day

1868


MEMORIAL DAY Defined for English Language Learners

Memorial Day

noun

Definition of Memorial Day for English Language Learners

  • : the last Monday in May that is a national holiday in the U.S. honoring members of the armed forces who died in wars


MEMORIAL DAY Defined for Kids

Memorial Day

noun

Definition of Memorial Day for Students

: a legal holiday in remembrance of war dead observed on the last Monday in May in most states of the United States


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