Souvenier vs. Souvenir - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Souvenir

    A souvenir (from French, for a remembrance or memory), memento, keepsake, or token of remembrance is an object a person acquires for the memories the owner associates with it. A souvenir can be any object that can be collected or purchased and transported home by the traveler as a memento of a visit. While there is no set minimum or maximum cost that one is required to adhere to when purchasing a souvenir, etiquette would suggest to keep it within a monetary amount that the receiver would not feel uncomfortable with when presented the souvenir. The object itself may have intrinsic value, or be a symbol of experience. Without the owner's input, the symbolic meaning is invisible and cannot be articulated.

Wiktionary

  • Souvenier (noun)

    alternative spelling of souvenir

  • Souvenir (noun)

    An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.

    "keepsake|memento|memorabilia"

  • Souvenir (verb)

    To take (an article) as a souvenir, especially illicitly, for example during wartime.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Souvenir (noun)

    a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event

    "the recording provides a souvenir of a great production"

  • Souvenir (verb)

    take as a memento

    "many parts of the aircraft have been souvenired"

Webster Dictionary

  • Souvenir (noun)

    That which serves as a reminder; a remembrancer; a memento; a keepsake.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Souvenir (noun)

    something of sentimental value

  • Souvenir (noun)

    a reminder of past events

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