Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
Your ~ is your ability to remember things.
All the details of the meeting are fresh in my ~...
He’d a good ~ for faces, and he was sure he hadn’t seen her before...
But locals with long memories thought this was fair revenge for the injustice of 1961...
N-VAR: oft poss N
A ~ is something that you remember from the past.
She cannot bear to watch the film because of the bad memories it brings back...
Her earliest ~ is of singing at the age of four to wounded soldiers...
He had happy memories of his father.
N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n
A computer’s ~ is the part of the computer where information is stored, especially for a short time before it is transferred to disks or magnetic tapes. (COMPUTING)
The data are stored in the computer’s ~.
If you talk about the ~ of someone who has died, especially someone who was loved or respected, you are referring to the thoughts, actions, and ceremonies by which they are remembered.
She remained devoted to his ~...
The congress opened with a minute’s silence in ~ of those who died in the struggle.
N-SING: usu with poss, also in N of n
If you do something from ~, for example speak the words of a poem or play a piece of music, you do it without looking at it, because you know it very well.
Many members of the church sang from ~...
PHRASE: PHR after v
If you say that something is, for example, the best, worst, or first thing of its kind in living ~, you are emphasizing that it is the only thing of that kind that people can remember.
The floods are the worst in living ~...
PHRASE: n/adj PHR, usu with adj-superl/brd-neg emphasis
If you lose your ~, you forget things that you used to know.
His illness caused him to lose his ~.
PHRASE: V inflects
to commit something to ~: see commit