- an account of one's personal life and experiences; autobiography.
- the published record of the proceedings of a group or organization, as of a learned society.
Origin of memoir
Examples from the Web for memoir
What made you want to write a memoir now about your “addiction” to film?
The memoir follows Oswalt from 1995 to 1999 as he was starting out on his comedy career in Los Angeles.
The woman in question, meanwhile, has business of her own to take care of—she is reported to be shopping a memoir.
For years, Brooke even had trouble finding a publisher for his memoir, which was ultimately accepted by Rutgers University Press.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.
He had to content himself with continuing his memoir on infantile cholera and his observations on the silk-worm moth.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
The subsequent melancholy event, recorded in the Memoir, at once extinguished all further hopes on the subject.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
The second memoir was sent to the Royal Society on December 19, 1844.Faraday As A Discoverer|John Tyndall
These qualities were possessed in no common degree by Ann Hasseltine, the subject of this memoir.Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons|Arabella W. Stuart
I am also aware that I may hereby cast a suspicion of the spirit of a wild projector, over the subject of this memoir.Papers from Overlook-House|Casper Almore
British Dictionary definitions for memoir
Word Origin for memoir
Word Origin and History for memoir
early 15c., "written record," from Anglo-French memorie "note, memorandum, something written to be kept in mind" (early 15c., Old French memoire), from Latin memoria (see memory). Meaning "person's written account of his life" is from 1670s.