Definitions for souvenirˌsu vəˈnɪər, ˈsu vəˌnɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sou•ve•nirˌsu vəˈnɪər, ˈsu vəˌnɪər(n.)

  1. a usu. small and relatively inexpensive article given or kept as a reminder of a place visited, an occasion, etc.; memento.

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  2. a remembrance; memory.

Origin of souvenir:

1765–75; < F, n. use of (se) souvenir to remember < L subvenīre to come to mind =sub-sub - +venīre to come

Princeton's WordNet

  1. keepsake, souvenir, token, relic(noun)

    something of sentimental value

  2. memento, souvenir(noun)

    a reminder of past events

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. souvenir(noun)ˌsu vəˈnɪər, ˈsu vəˌnɪər

    sth you buy to remind you of a visit to a place or of an event

    souvenir shops along the waterfront

Wiktionary

  1. souvenir(Noun)

    An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.

  2. Origin: From souvenir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Souvenir(noun)

    that which serves as a reminder; a remembrancer; a memento; a keepsake

Freebase

  1. Souvenir

    A souvenir, memento, keepsake, or token of remembrance is an object a person acquires for the memories the owner associates with it. The term souvenir brings to mind the mass-produced kitsch that is the main commodity of souvenir and gift shops in many tourist attractions around the world. But a souvenir can be any object that can be collected or purchased and transported home by the traveler. The object itself has no real significance other than the psychological connection the possessor has with the object as a symbol of past experience. Without the owner's input, the object's meaning is invisible and cannot be articulated.


Translations for souvenir

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

souvenir(noun)

something (bought, kept or given) which reminds one of a place, person or occasion

a souvenir of one's holiday.

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