In the late 19th century, Maharaja Sardar Singh built the beautiful white marble monument in memory of his father.
Or was it one to be placed firmly in the bottom drawer of memory, the lock secured, and the key thrown away?
His class time was spent with worksheets, circling words that rhymed and identifying letters of the alphabet with memory games.
He has “no idea” if the fullness of the memory will ever materialize.
“[We] hope [Autonomy CEO] Mike Lynch will recognize his slides” and “his memory will be restored,” the company said.
Oh, look behind you where you put it—you need a memory course.
And this second purse is a present, in memory of your gallant defense of the caravan.
Your memory is treacherous, my dear monseigneur; look in another drawer.
We shall mention presently what has been done to honour his memory.
He had spent long hours in awakening in his memory those voices.
mid-13c., "recollection (of someone or something); awareness, consciousness," also "fame, renown, reputation," from Anglo-French memorie (Old French memoire, 11c., "mind, memory, remembrance; memorial, record") and directly from Latin memoria "memory, remembrance, faculty of remembering," noun of quality from memor "mindful, remembering," from PIE root *(s)mer- "to remember" (Sanskrit smarati "remembers," Avestan mimara "mindful;" Greek merimna "care, thought," mermeros "causing anxiety, mischievous, baneful;" Serbo-Croatian mariti "to care for;" Welsh marth "sadness, anxiety;" Old Norse Mimir, name of the giant who guards the Well of Wisdom; Old English gemimor "known," murnan "mourn, remember sorrowfully;" Dutch mijmeren "to ponder"). Meaning "faculty of remembering" is late 14c. in English.
I am grown old and my memory is not as active as it used to be. When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it. [Mark Twain, "Autobiography"]Computer sense, "device which stores information," is from 1946. Related: Memories.
memory mem·o·ry (měm'ə-rē)
The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience based on the mental processes of learning, retention, recall, and recognition.
Persistent modification of behavior resulting from experience.
The capacity of a material, such as plastic or metal, to return to a previous shape after deformation.
The capability of the immune system to produce a specific secondary response to an antigen it has previously encountered.