From King Dictionary of Contemporary English memorial me‧mo‧ri‧al 1 / məˈmɔːriəl / ●●○ noun 1 [countable ] REMEMBER something, especially a stone with writing on it, that reminds people of someone who has died memorial to The hospital was built as a memorial to King Edward VII. permanent/lasting memorial An appeal has been launched to build a lasting memorial to the composer. 2 [singular ] REMEMBER an achievement that reminds people of someone who has died memorial to The garden is a memorial to one of the finest Victorian gardeners. → war memorial Examples from the Corpus memorial • There are no plans for a memorial at Daytona International Speedway, where Earnhardt died. • There is a memorial to nine of those who perished-the guards. • the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. • One of her best-known works is a marble memorial to Bishop Prideaux which is in Worcester cathedral. • It's too early to discuss a permanent memorial, she said. • Removing personal memorials, or even mowing around them, can be trying for highway crews. • The memorial at the bomb site featured mournful bagpipes played Amazing Grace after Marine Capt. • It had been commissioned by students and was situated near the official war memorial on Hewitt Plaza. permanent/lasting memorial • It will stand as a permanent memorial to the man whose generosity has so benefited the Theatre Collection. • It's too early to discuss a permanent memorial, she said. • Now the people of the town have honoured his bravery by erecting a permanent memorial. • He has run a quiet, determined campaign for a lasting memorial to be erected to the men who died. • A shrewd and learned editor, a patient mentor, and a courteous friend, his Boswell is a lasting memorial. memorial memorial 2 adjective [only before noun ] REMEMBER done or made in order to remind people of someone who has died memorial service/ceremony A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Saturday. Examples from the Corpus memorial • People fall all over each other to help light memorial candles, to organize funerals. • And the next book, article, theatre programme and, one day, I guess, memorial celebration. • He met Saleh after a memorial ceremony for former president Francois Mitterand. • Unless he changes his mind, there may be more holocausts to remember on the Holocaust memorial days to come. • Jackson Memorial Hospital • Eliot was asked to give the first Yeats memorial lecture in Dublin in 1940. • The memorial service was attended by the greatest names in Hollywood. • Together with the family, directors establish the location, dates, and times of wakes, memorial services, and burials. • Camusfearna was demolished after he left, a single memorial stone marking the site; the otters come no more. memorial service/ceremony • The Arnhem veteran had come from Salisbury for a memorial service. • After yesterday's memorial service, cremation took place at Colwyn Bay. • You could tell by who was at his memorial service, from the publishing executive to the receptionist from 10 years ago. • A motorcade through downtown Moon Beach, a twenty-one-gun salute, a memorial service in the cathedral. • I was able to talk with visitors offering condolences, to endure two memorial ceremonies without falling apart.