- 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.
- memling, hans,
Origin of memoir
Examples from the Web for memoirs
Sachin Tendulkar may be one of the most brilliant players in the sport, but he struggles to liven up his memoirs.
He is the author of Broken Glass, Memoirs of a Porcupine, and African Psycho, among others.
His memoirs led Campagnol to a convent at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli on Murano, where Mr. Casanova had a lover.The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion|Liza Foreman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not just selling the tapes but having them to mine for his memoirs, other foreign affairs books he wanted to write.
What were the significant records, memoirs, and other reveals that preceded this book?
Casanova, in the first chapter of his Memoirs, says that he suffered during his boyhood from the same violent hmorrhages.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
If we had memoirs of those times from several hands, we should have materials for reasonable judgment.The Bible: what it is|Charles Bradlaugh
Society's Memoirs, put a well-constructed redoubt at this point on a hill-top to the left of the road.The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn|Henry P. Johnston
The nature of that society is plainly enough revealed in the letters and the memoirs that have come down to us.Books and Characters|Lytton Strachey
The editors of these memoirs appear to have performed their task with great discretion and good taste.
Word Origin for memoir
"personal record of events," 1650s, plural of 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.