remembrance

noun
re·​mem·​brance | \ ri-ˈmem-brən(t)s How to pronounce remembrance (audio) also -bə-rən(t)s \

Definition of remembrance

1 : the state of bearing in mind
2a : the ability to remember : memory
b : the period over which one's memory extends
3 : an act of recalling to mind
4 : a memory of a person, thing, or event
5a : something that serves to keep in or bring to mind : reminder
c : a greeting or gift recalling or expressing friendship or affection

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memory, remembrance, recollection, reminiscence mean the capacity for or the act of remembering, or the thing remembered. memory applies both to the power of remembering and to what is remembered. gifted with a remarkable memory that incident was now just a distant memory remembrance applies to the act of remembering or the fact of being remembered. any remembrance of his deceased wife was painful recollection adds an implication of consciously bringing back to mind often with some effort. after a moment's recollection he produced the name reminiscence suggests the recalling of usually pleasant incidents, experiences, or feelings from a remote past. my grandmother's reminiscences of her Iowa girlhood

Examples of remembrance in a Sentence

a happy couple with many fond remembrances of when they were dating in college she gave her boyfriend on the eve of his military service one of her lockets as a remembrance of their abiding affection
Recent Examples on the Web Photos of thousands of people laying on the historic Burnside Bridge for eight minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of George Floyd captivated the nation. Author: Sara Cline, Anchorage Daily News, 17 June 2021 Since the attack, Poma has fronted the onePULSE Foundation, which is working to open a museum, educational programs and scholarships in remembrance of the massacre five years ago. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 12 June 2021 Like on June 2, 2020, Tinorio said, when thousands of people laid on Burnside bridge for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in silence, in remembrance of George Floyd who was murdered by Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. oregonlive, 4 June 2021 Community members will march around Main Street in Westminster on Saturday in honor of pride month and in remembrance of the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 3 June 2021 President Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of the nation’s darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence, marking the 100th anniversary of a massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that wiped out a thriving Black community. Jonathan Lemire, ajc, 1 June 2021 President Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of the nation’s darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence, marking the 100th anniversary of a massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that wiped out a thriving Black community. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 Post members will fire a rifle salute and ring a bell in remembrance of members who have passed. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, 18 May 2021 Every year, June 19 marks Juneteenth, a day of remembrance of the African American culture, specifically Emancipation Day. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 June 2021

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First Known Use of remembrance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Remembrance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remembrance. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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remembrance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of remembrance

literary
: the act of remembering a person, thing, or event
: something that is done or made to honor the memory of a person, thing, or event
: a memory of a person, thing, or event

remembrance

noun
re·​mem·​brance | \ ri-ˈmem-brəns How to pronounce remembrance (audio) \

Kids Definition of remembrance

1 : the act of thinking about again My remembrance of the party made me laugh.
2 : memory sense 4 … the sight of the ax brought back only a fleeting remembrance of Rubin's accident.— Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows
3 : something that is done to honor the memory of a person or event
4 : something (as a souvenir) that brings to mind a past experience

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