from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Known and praised widely; noted. See Synonyms at noted.
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- adj. famous or widely praised for good works
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of celebrate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having celebrity; distinguished; renowned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having celebrity; distinguished; mentioned with praise or honor; famous; wellknown.
- Noted, Renowned, etc. See famous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. widely known and esteemed
- adj. having an illustrious past
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For instance, it is by no means agreed whether Buonaparte led in person the celebrated charge over the bridge of Lodi, (for _celebrated_ it certainly is, as well as the siege of Troy, whether either event ever really took place or no,) or was safe in the rear, while Augereau performed the exploit.
TNS, who are no longer my clear favourites for the title celebrated their move to thier new stadium at Park Hall, Oswestry with a 6-0 thrashing of Caersws.
And everyone knew what he would try to do (the film Bend It Like Beckham wouldn't be out for another year, but the skill its title celebrated was already his trademark).
Equally unforgettable, but less celebrated, is Billy Strayhorn.
Last week, as the BBC invited listeners to an on-air debate over whether or not the somewhat ailing though very much alive Margaret Thatcher deserves a state funeral, Sarah Palin celebrated the Iron Lady's 85th birthday in a more refined manner: a Facebook message.
Darwin celebrated the nasty side of life -- brutal competition.
Perhaps one reason this strength isn't widely celebrated is that there is still good reason to suspect it might not last.
Joe Manchin celebrated with his wife Gayle at a victory party in Charleston, West Virginia.
Mediocrity was not only tolerated but celebrated from the CEO on down.
Escalante celebrated "ganas," a Spanish word that he said meant the urge to succeed.