What does souvenir mean?

Definitions for souvenir
ˌsu vəˈnɪər, ˈsu vəˌnɪərsou·venir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keepsake, souvenir, token, relicnoun

    something of sentimental value

  2. memento, souvenirnoun

    a reminder of past events


  1. souvenirnoun

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

  2. Etymology: From souvenir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Souvenirnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. souvenir to remember, fr. L. subvenire to come up, come to mind; sub under + venire to come, akin to E. come. See Come, and cf. Subvention.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Souvenir

    sōō-ve-nēr′, n. a remembrancer, a keepsake.—n. Souv′enance (Spens.), remembrance, memory. [Fr.,—L. subvenīre, to come up, to come to mind—sub, under, venīre, to come.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of souvenir in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of souvenir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of souvenir in a Sentence

  1. John Lennon:

    Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

  2. Commissioner Rob Manfred:

    This recommendation attempts to balance the need for an adequate number of seating options with our desire to preserve the interactive pre-game and in-game fan experience, where fans can catch foul balls, see their favorite players up close and, if they are lucky, catch a tossed ball or other souvenir.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The remembrance of a woman is longer than a tear. (Le souvenir d'une femme - Est plus long qu'une larme.)

  4. Jim Mahoney:

    A souvenir that money can't buy.

  5. Norbert Kaethler:

    The souvenir plays on Marx's criticism of capitalism and of course the 0-euro note fits perfectly with Marx as a motif.

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