What does souvenir mean?

Definitions for souvenirˌsu vəˈnɪər, ˈsu vəˌnɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word souvenir.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    something of sentimental value

  2. memento, souvenir(noun)

    a reminder of past events


  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

  2. Origin: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. souvenir

    A type of product or item created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles to remind a person of a place or holiday location.

    Some people choose to buy a souvenir when on holidays, others are happy with the memory in their mind.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jim Mahoney:

    A souvenir that money can't buy.

  2. John Lennon:

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

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    The memory of the dead is indeed a good remorse. (Le souvenir des morts - Est bien un bon remords)

  4. Charles de LEUSSE:

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

  5. Charles de LEUSSE:

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

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