Commemorative Com*mem"o*ra*tive, a. Tending or intended to commemorate; as, a commemorative plaque. ``A sacrifice commemorative of Christ's offering up his body for us.'' --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

An inscription commemorative of his victory. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • commemorative — (adj.) 1610s, from COMMEMORATE (Cf. commemorate) + IVE (Cf. ive). As a noun meaning means of commemoration it is recorded from 1630s; short for commemorative postage stamp is 20c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Commemorative — Com*mem o*ra*tive, n. something that commemorates, especially a postage stamp or coin having a design commemorating some event, person, institution, etc. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commemorative — index honorary, suggestive (evocative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • commemorative — [adj] in honor of something celebratory, commemoratory, dedicatory, in memory, in remembrance, memorial, observing; concept 555 Ant. dishonoring, forgetful, neglectful, neglecting …   New thesaurus

  • commemorative — [kə mem΄ər ətôr΄ēkə mem′ə rə tiv΄, kə mem′ərāt΄iv] adj. serving to commemorate: also commemoratory [kə mem΄ər ətôr΄ē] n. anything that commemorates, as a stamp or coin that marks an event or honors a person, issued in limited quantities and for a …   English World dictionary

  • commémorative — ● commémoratif, commémorative adjectif (de commémorer) Qui rappelle le souvenir de quelqu un, d un événement : Plaque commémorative. ● commémoratif, commémorative (synonymes) adjectif (de commémorer) Qui rappelle le souvenir de quelqu un, d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • commemorative — adjective Date: 1612 intended as a commemoration; especially issued in limited quantities for a relatively short period in commemoration of a person, place, or event < a commemorative stamp > • commemorative noun • commemoratively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commemorative — commemoratively, adv. commemorativeness, n. /keuh mem euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. 1. serving to commemorate: a commemorative monument; a commemorative dinner. 2. (of a coin, medal, or postage stamp) issued to commemorate a historical event,… …   Universalium

  • commemorative — com|mem|o|ra|tive [ kə memərətıv ] adjective produced for an important event to help you remember it: a commemorative stamp a. done in order to honor and remember an important person or event: a commemorative service …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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