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Definitions for commemorative
kəˈmɛm əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv; -ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr icom·mem·o·ra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commemorativeadjective

    an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person

  2. commemorative, commemoratingadjective

    intended as a commemoration

    "a commemorative plaque"


  1. Commemorativenoun

    something that commemorates, especially a postage stamp or coin having a design commemorating some event, person, institution, etc.


  1. commemorativenoun

    an object made to commemorate a person, mark an event, etc.

  2. commemorativenoun

    a postage stamp issued to commemorate, usually a person or event; also commonly applied to thematic (topical) stamp issues

  3. commemorativeadjective

    serving to commemorate, e.g., a person or event

    a commemorative plaque

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Commemorativeadjective

    Tending to preserve memory of any thing.

    Etymology: from commemorate.

    The annual offering of the Paschal lamb was commemorative of that first Paschal lamb. Francis Atterbury.


  1. Commemorative

    A commemorative is an object made to memorialize something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commemorativeadjective

    tending or intended to commemorate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commemorative in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commemorative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of commemorative in a Sentence

  1. Jesse Shand:

    I made a commemorative video when I was able to do 50 [laps], to me, it was like doing a 5K.

  2. Karen Pierce:

    The Queen was a great friend and admirer of the United States, the Queen paid some six official visits in total -- many more to the Kentucky stables -- addressing Congress as well as speaking to Presidents and attending football and baseball games and commemorative events such as America's bicentennial and the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement.

  3. Stephen Kramer:

    The fight against anti-Semitism cannot be limited to statements of solidarity and reminders issued in commemorative addresses, rather it must manifest itself in concrete political action.

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    manifestly demonstrative
    • A. lank
    • B. repugnant
    • C. ostensive
    • D. usurious

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