- a retained mental impression; memory.
- the act or fact of remembering.
- the power or faculty of remembering.
- the length of time over which recollection or memory extends.
- the state of being remembered; commemoration: to hold someone's name in remembrance.
- something that serves to bring to mind or keep in mind some place, person, event, etc.; memento.
- a gift given as a token of love or friendship: I sent her a small remembrance on Mother's Day.
- remembrances, greetings; respects.
Origin of remembrance
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Related Wordsreminiscence, memorial, commemoration, memento, reminder, regard, afterthought, recall, flash, mind, thought, reconstruction, hindsight, flashback, recognition, retrospect, anamnesis, trophy, relic, keepsake
Examples from the Web for remembrance
Diane von Furstenberg The iconic designer began her remarks with a remembrance of Oscar de la Renta, who died earlier in the week.Live from San Antonio: Women in the World Texas!
Women in the World
October 23, 2014
And that remembrance of and desire to cling to things past is what DISH Network is selling here.Welcome to the 2014 College Football Season: Exploitation, Florida State, and the Accused
August 28, 2014
A remembrance of the zany, ad-libbing actor who made us laugh and cry.Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63
August 12, 2014
This year, the condolence book from the June 4th Museum will be burned in a ceremony of remembrance.The Tiananmen Square Museum That’s Shocking China’s Tourists
May 30, 2014
Quibbling over dates aside, 19th century Americans did insistently observe a day of remembrance.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary
May 26, 2014
When you return, you will find a trifling token of remembrance for yourself and Philothea.
You were our only child; named Artaminta, in remembrance of my mother.
The mighty man of Kittery has a double claim to remembrance.Biographical Sketches
Old people have a remembrance of a foot of snow which lasted for a week.
He spoke of his mother, he really threatened his father by the remembrance of the dead.The Dream
- the act of remembering or state of being remembered
- something that is remembered; reminiscence
- a memento or keepsake
- the extent in time of one's power of recollection
- the act of honouring some past event, person, etc
- (as modifier)a remembrance service
Word Origin and History for remembrance
c.1300, "a memory, recollection," from Old French remembrance (11c.), from remembrer (see remember). From late 14c. as "consideration, reflection; present consciousness of a past event; store of personal experiences available to recollection, capacity to recall the past." Also late 14c. as "memento, keepsake, souvenir," and "a commemoration, remembering, ritual of commemoration." Meaning "faculty of memory, capability of remembering" is early 15c.
British Remembrance Day, the Sunday nearest Nov. 11 (originally in memory of the dead of World War I) is attested from 1921. A remembrancer (early 15c.) was a royal official of the Exchequer tasked with recording and collecting debts due to the Crown; hence also, figuratively "Death" (late 15c.).