Definitions for centenarysɛnˈtɛn ə ri, ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; esp. Brit. sɛnˈti nə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cen•ten•ar•ysɛnˈtɛn ə ri, ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; esp. Brit. sɛnˈti nə ri(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ar•ies.

  1. (adj.)of or pertaining to a period of 100 years.

  2. recurring once in every 100 years.

  3. (n.)a centennial.

  4. a period of 100 years; century.

Origin of centenary:

1600–10; < L centēnārius (adj.) =centēn(ī) a hundred each (cent(um)hundred+-ēnī distributive suffix)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. centennial, centenary(adj)

    the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

  2. centennial, centenary(adj)

    of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years

    "centennial celebration"


  1. centenary(Noun)

    A one hundredth anniversary

  2. centenary(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or completing a period of 100 years.

  3. Origin: Attested since about 1790, from centenarius, from centeni (from centum) + -arius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Centenary(adj)

    relating to, or consisting of, a hundred

  2. Centenary(adj)

    occurring once in every hundred years; centennial

  3. Centenary(noun)

    the aggregate of a hundred single things; specifically, a century

  4. Centenary(noun)

    a commemoration or celebration of an event which occurred a hundred years before


  1. Centenary

    Centenary is a town in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States.

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a hundredth anniversary

The firm is celebrating its centenary this year.

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