What does memoir mean?
Definitions for memoir
ˈmɛm wɑr, -wɔrmem·oir
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word memoir.
an account of the author's personal experiences
an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic
An autobiography; a book describing the personal experiences of an author.
When I retire, I'm going to write my memoirs.
Any form of narrative describing the personal experiences of a writer.
Etymology: From mémoire, from memoria; see memory.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: memoire, French.
Be our great master’s future charge
To write his own memoirs, and leave his heirs
High schemes of government and plans of wars. Matthew Prior.
There is not in any author a computation of the revenues of the Roman empire, and hardly any memoirs from whence it might be collected. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
A memoir (; from French mémoire [me.mwaʁ], from Latin memoria 'memory, remembrance') is any nonfiction narrative writing based in the author's personal memories. The assertions made in the work are thus understood to be factual. While memoir has historically been defined as a subcategory of biography or autobiography since the late 20th century, the genre is differentiated in form, presenting a narrowed focus, usually a particular time phase in someone's life or career. A biography or autobiography tells the story "of a life", while a memoir often tells the story of a particular, career, event, or time, such as touchstone moments and turning points from the author's life. The author of a memoir may be referred to as a memoirist or a memorialist.
alt. of Memoirs
Memoir, is a literary nonfiction genre. More specifically, it is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private that took place in the author's life. The assertions made in the work are understood to be factual. While memoir has historically been defined as a subcategory of autobiography since the late 20th century, the genre is differentiated in form, presenting a narrowed focus. Like most autobiographies, memoirs are written from the first-person point of view. An autobiography tells the story of a life, while memoir tells a story from a life, such as touchstone events and turning points from the author's life. The author of a memoir may be referred to as a memoirist.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mem′wor, or me-moir′, n. a sketch or description of something as remembered by the writer: a short biographical sketch of some one now dead: a record of facts personally found out on any subject: the transactions of a society.—ns. Mem′oirism, the act or art of writing memoirs; Mem′oirist, a writer of memoirs. [Fr. mémoire—L. memoria, memory—memor, mindful.]
Memoir transforms your photos, the places you go, and your social media into memories that can be relived when they're most interesting to you.As soon as you request them, the photos your friends choose to share with you become part of your Memoir seamlessly. You can find memories and photos by people, places, dates, context, and more - no tagging or organization required. Memoir discovers photos and memories wherever they were created - iPhone cameras, DSLR’s, Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare - even on your computer. With Memoir, all of your photos and memories are backed up securely to the cloud.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Is the title given by military officers to those plans which they offer to their government or commanders on subjects relating to war or military economy.
The numerical value of memoir in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of memoir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of memoir in a Sentence
This was not an issue until 1923 became involved with contract negotiations with Holly last summer, this is really part of filling up her memoir.
What we are doing at the moment is more that just one thing added to the rest; it is a memoir.
It’s so easy to want to hide that because you don’t want to be judged by what you believe. But this is my life, my faith and my life are the same things. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re always preaching. But God is such a part of our lives that no matter what we do, our faith gets brought up. So it does get brought up. We happen to be people who love the word of God and are happy to share it. In their new memoir.
Long Journey Home : A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust, she was mistaken. This was very much against my race, my Jewishness.
This really started almost as a family memoir getting my kid ready for college.
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- elulugu, memuaarid, mälestusteraamatEstonian
- muistelmateos, muistelma, muistelmatFinnish
- emlékirat, memoárHungarian
- 回想録, 回顧録Japanese
- 회고록, 회상록Korean
- kupu whakamaharaMāori
- anı yazısıTurkish
- luận văn, hồi kýVietnamese
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