Word of the Day: Memory

mem-o-ry / mem-rē




  1. the power or mental faculty of being able to recall facts, events, etc.

Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments are kept and preserved.

Thomas Fuller, 1608-1661


  1. the power of remembering, as it pertains to an individual

Everyone blames his memory, but never his judgment.

French Proverb


  1. a recollection

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

Helen Keller, 1880-1968


  1. the remembrance of one who has passed

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1900-1944


  1. the time within which events are recollected

We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.

Georges Duhamel, 1884-1966


  1. in computers, a device in which information is stored and from which it can be extracted

My computer’s memory stores a million phone numbers with perfect accuracy, but I have to stop and think to recall my own.

Alan Cooper, 1952-


  1. the capacity of a computer to hold information

No one will need more than 637kb of memory for a personal computer.

Bill Gates, 1955-