Memorial vs. Memoriam

By Jaxson

  • Memorial

    A memorial is an object which serves as a focus for memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. Popular forms of memorials include landmark objects or art objects such as sculptures, statues or fountains, and even entire parks.

  • Memoriam

    Memoriam is an English death metal band from Birmingham which is under contract with Nuclear Blast. It was founded in 2016 by former Bolt Thrower singer Karl Willetts and Benediction bassist Frank Healy. Scott Fairfax plays guitar, Andy Whale is on the drums. The band has released three studio albums, two of which reached the charts in Germany, For the Fallen at #16 and The Silent Vigil at #32. On 21 June 2019 the third album Requiem for Mankind was released. The band played at several notable festivals such as Wacken Open Air (2017) and Rock Hard Festival (2018).

  • Memorial (noun)

    A structure, such as a monument, intended to celebrate the memory of a person or event.

  • Memorial (noun)

    A service of remembrance or commemoration.

  • Memorial (noun)

    a statement of facts set out in the form of a petition to a person in authority, a court or tribunal, a government, etc.

  • Memorial (adjective)

    Serving as a remembrance of someone or something; commemorative.

    “a memorial building”

  • Memorial (adjective)

    Contained in the memory.

    “a memorial possession”

  • Memorial (adjective)

    Mnemonic; assisting the memory.

  • Memorial (noun)

    a statue or structure established to remind people of a person or event

    “a memorial to General Robert E. Lee”

  • Memorial (noun)

    intended to commemorate someone or something

    “a memorial service in the dead man’s honour”

  • Memorial (noun)

    a statement of facts, especially as the basis of a petition

    “the Council sent a strongly worded memorial to the Chancellor of the Exchequer”

  • Memorial (noun)

    a record or memoir

    “Mrs Carlyle’s Letters and Memorials”

Oxford Dictionary

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