Memoried vs Memorized - What's the difference?

memoried | memorized |

As an adjective memoried

is (poetic|literary) having a memory (of a given kind).

As a verb memorized is





(en adjective)
  • (poetic, literary) Having a memory (of a given kind).
  • (obsolete, poetic, literary) Memorized, committed to memory.
  • *1818 , John Keats, "To—":
  • *:And yet I never look on midnight sky, / But I behold thine eyes' well memoried light [...].
  • memorized



  • (memorize)

  • memorize


    Alternative forms

    * (UK) memorise


  • to learn by heart, commit to memory
  • *
  • * 2009 , A Practical Study of Argument (ISBN 0495603406), page 123:
  • Many years ago there was a rumor that a basketball star (Jerry Lucas of the New York Knicks) had memorized the entire Manhattan phone book.
  • * 2009 , Hailey Abbott, The Perfect Boy (ISBN 006197157X), page 258:
  • She was so used to the way he moved—they'd been practicing together for years, and she'd memorized the way his body worked.

    Derived terms

    * memorization