What does the word souvenir mean?

Usage examples for souvenir

  1. Not long afterward, when Copernicus's book on astronomy was published, a copy of it was sent to the Duke, and he replied that he was deeply grateful for it, and that he should always preserve it as a souvenir of the most learned and gentlest of men. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  2. You are kind- hearted and susceptible to noble sentiments; you must be a worthy fellow and a blessing to your parents; take this as a souvenir of this day. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  3. Rosy and smiling and breathless with haste she came racing up to us, crying,- 'Behold my souvenir for the dear ladies. – Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag by Louisa M. Alcott