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 Juneteenth to me is not only a day of celebration but also a day of remembrance. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 17 June 2022 Ukrainians honor the lives lost with memorials and a national day of remembrance. Julian Duplain, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 For the campaign, fans are encouraged to donate to the Doris Day Animal Foundation and then share a post on social media with a favorite remembrance about Doris Day and her legacy in entertainment and animal welfare. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 Much of the programming dealt not with the paradise implicit in the sacred music, but with mourning, and with remembrance as a path to hope. New York Times, 25 July 2021 After beginning with an emotional remembrance of his late son, Biden acknowledged the unheralded sacrifices made by the service members and their families. Jonathan Lemire, Star Tribune, 30 May 2021 After beginning with an emotional remembrance of his late son, Biden acknowledged the unheralded sacrifices made by the service members and their families. Jonathan Lemire, ajc, 30 May 2021 After beginning with an emotional remembrance of his late son, Biden acknowledged the unheralded sacrifices made by the service members and their families. BostonGlobe.com, 30 May 2021 After beginning with an emotional remembrance of his late son, Biden acknowledged the unheralded sacrifices made by the service members and their families. Jonathan Lemire, chicagotribune.com, 30 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of remembrance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jun 2022

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“Remembrance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remembrance. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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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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