Definitions for: Celebration


[n] any joyous diversion
[n] the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage"
[n] a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event



Webster (1913) Definition: Cel`e*bra"tion, n. [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.

Synonyms: festivity, jubilation, solemnisation, solemnization

See Also: affair, blowout, conviviality, diversion, festival, fete, function, gala, gala affair, Isthmian Games, jamboree, jollification, merrymaking, occasion, Olympian Games, Olympic Games, recreation, ritual, social function, social occasion, victory celebration

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