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Webster 1913 Edition


Celebration

Celˊe-bra′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
celebratio
.]
The act, process, or time of celebrating.
His memory deserving a particular
celebration
.
Clarendok.
Celebration
of Mass is equivalent to offering Mass
Cath. Dict.
To hasten the
celebration
of their marriage.
Sir P. Sidney.

Webster 1828 Edition


Celebration

CELEBRATION

,
Noun.
1.
Solemn performance; a distinguishing by solemn rites; as the celebration of a marriage, or of a religious festival.
2.
A distinguishing by ceremonies, or by marks of joy or respect; as the celebration of a birth day, or other anniversary.
3.
Praise; renown; honor or distinction bestowed, whether by songs, eulogies, or rites and ceremonies.

Definition 2022


celebration

celebration

See also: célébration

English

Noun

celebration (plural celebrations)

  1. The formal performance of a solemn rite, such as Christian sacrament
  2. The observance of a holiday or feast day, as by solemnities
  3. The act, process of showing appreciation, gratitude and/or remembrance, notably as a social event.
  4. A social gathering for entertainment and fun; a party.

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