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.

    Etymology: From souvenir.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Souvenirnoun

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

    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. Jim Mahoney:

    A souvenir that money can't buy.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The soul is like pollen: we remember it. (L'âme est comme le pollen : - Elle fait souvenir d'elle.)

  4. Wendo Musaly:

    si tu vas aller comme ça aujourd'hui mais je ne vois pas qu'est-ce que tu aime Tu est ma beauté ma souvenir ma lumière et l'histoire que nous avons ne sera jamais allé


    Love is an offering, not a souvenir or an investment for personal interests. If thou loves only thyself, then thou doesn’t know the definition of the word.

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    an embarrassing mistake
    • A. aberrate
    • B. fluster
    • C. flub
    • D. exacerbate

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