Definitions for ceremonyˈsɛr əˌmoʊ ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance(noun)

    a formal event performed on a special occasion

    "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

  2. ceremony(noun)

    any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way

    "the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine"; "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball"; "he disposed of it without ceremony"

  3. ceremony(noun)

    the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion

    "an inaugural ceremony"

Wiktionary

  1. ceremony(Noun)

    A ritual with religious significance.

  2. ceremony(Noun)

    An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.

  3. ceremony(Noun)

    Formal socially-established behaviour often in relation to people of different ranks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceremony(noun)

    ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies

  2. Ceremony(noun)

    behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority

  3. Ceremony(noun)

    a ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc

  4. Ceremony(noun)

    a sign or prodigy; a portent

  5. Origin: [F. crmonie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.]

Freebase

  1. Ceremony

    A ceremony is an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ceremony' in Nouns Frequency: #1724

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Corbyn:

    It was a respectful ceremony and I stood in respect throughout it.

  2. Erin Youngren:

    We got word that we needed to delay the ceremony or start immediately.

  3. Boryana Katsarova:

    Everyone is waiting for this moment, she is the heart of the ceremony.

  4. Jim Morrison:

    Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin.

  5. Kathleen Norris:

    Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.

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