Definition of remembrance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈmembrəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmembrəns//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act or process of remembering an event in the past or a person who is dead A service was held in remembrance of local soldiers killed in the war. a remembrance service (formal) He smiled at the remembrance of their first kiss. a chapel/garden of remembrance (= in memory of people who have died) See related entries: Death
  2. 2[countable] (formal) an object that causes you to remember somebody/something; a memory of somebody/something The cenotaph stands as a remembrance of those killed during the war. The group shared their remembrances of life at school.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from remembrer, from late Latin rememorari ‘call to mind’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Latin memor ‘mindful’.
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