from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of celebrating.
  • noun The act of performing or observing with appropriate rites or ceremonies: as, the celebration of a marriage; the celebration of mass.
  • noun That which is done to celebrate anything; a commemorative, honorific, or distinguishing ceremony, observance, or performance: as, to arrange for or hold a celebration; the ode is a celebration of victory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act, process, or time of celebrating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
  • noun the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual
  • noun any joyous diversion


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