Celebration



an act of celebrating.
the festivities engaged in to celebrate something.
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n.

1520s, “honoring of a day or season by appropriate festivities,” formed in English from celebrate, or else from Latin celebrationem (nominative celebratio) “numerous attendance” (especially upon a festival celebration), noun of action from past participle stem of celebrare. Meaning “performance of a religious ceremony” (especially the Eucharist) is from 1570s; that of “extolling in speeches, etc.” is from 1670s.

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  • Celebrative

    to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate the success of a new play. to make known publicly; proclaim: The newspaper celebrated the end of the war in red headlines. to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice, as through newspapers or […]

  • Celebrator

    to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate the success of a new play. to make known publicly; proclaim: The newspaper celebrated the end of the war in red headlines. to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice, as through newspapers or […]



  • Celebratory

    to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate Christmas; to celebrate the success of a new play. to make known publicly; proclaim: The newspaper celebrated the end of the war in red headlines. to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice, as through newspapers or […]

  • Celebreality

    noun a type of television show featuring the real life of a celebrity Word Origin 1991; blend of celebrity + reality Contemporary Examples



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