memento memento  /mɪ ˈmɛn toʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a reminder of past events

Usage(s):

  1. Lions Clubs International is marketing a Kargil war memento: a model of an artillery gun made from the shell casing of an 155-mm howitzer.
  2. We put together little fiestas for the soul at least once a month, at either someone's monastic studio or cozy, memento-filled apartment.
  3. Those who can't get close shove mobile phones through the bars in the hope of capturing a grainy memento.

News

  1. Video: Eye Opener: President Obama at G8 Summit

    President Obama sits down with world leaders as new allegations surface about spying by the United States. Also, a woman who says she was raped by classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy speaks out. Also, did the Russian president steal a memento from an NFL owner? All that, and all that mattered, in today's "Eye Opener."
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Sherpa: Between a rocker and a hardball

    Music, drink and baseball memento are highlights of seemingly low-key vacation.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "Just a little memento to put in your living room," Yankees manager Joe Torre said jokingly Friday. "Knowing the size of his house, it probably would fit in the living room."
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Joe Torre Source: USA Today

  2. "Having the opportunity to look every player in the eye as they came up and the joy and excitement that they demonstrated as they came forward to receive a memento of a world championship was special," Coughlin said.
    on May 29, 2008 By: Tom Coughlin Source: ESPN

  3. "I still remember Richard handing out a memento to each driver with our starting position on it during the drivers meeting - and I still have it today," said Gordon. "And it seemed the media and fans were constantly around him that weekend,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jeff Gordon Source: PaddockTalk

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