Memory

Definition of Memory

Mem´o`ry
n.1.
1.The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
Memory is the purveyor of reason.
- Rambler.
2.The reach and positiveness with which a person can remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his memory was never wrong.
3.The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands.
4.The time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man.
And what, before thy memory, was done
From the begining.
- Milton.
5.Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence, character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance, history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became only a memory.
The memory of the just is blessed.
- Prov. x. 7.
That ever-living man of memory, Henry the Fifth.
- Shak.
The Nonconformists . . . have, as a body, always venerated her [Elizabeth's] memory.
- Macaulay.
6.A memorial.
These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
- Shak.
To draw to memory
to put on record; to record.
- Chaucer. Gower.

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