Definitions for ceremonyˈsɛr əˌmoʊ ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cer•e•mo•nyˈsɛr əˌmoʊ ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.
the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasion.
a formal religious or sacred observance; a solemn rite:
a marriage ceremony.
any formal act, esp. one performed without meaning or significance.
a gesture or act of politeness or civility.
to leave without ceremony.
Idioms for ceremony:
stand on ceremony,to behave in a formal or ceremonious manner.
Origin of ceremony:
1350–1400; ME cerimonie (< MF) < L caerimōnia sacred rite
ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance(noun)
a formal event performed on a special occasion
"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
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"
the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
"an inaugural ceremony"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
ceremony(noun)ˈsɛr əˌmoʊ ni
a special event marking an important occasion
a wedding/graduation ceremony
ceremonyˈsɛr əˌmoʊ ni
formal things always said or done during a ceremony
He introduced the guests with great ceremony.
A ritual with religious significance.
An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.
Formal socially-established behaviour often in relation to people of different ranks.
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
behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority
a ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc
a sign or prodigy; a portent
Translations for ceremony
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sacred or formal act, eg a wedding, funeral etc
a marriage ceremony.
- مَراسيم، طُقوسArabic
- cerimôniaPortuguese (BR)
- die ZeremonieGerman
- ceremoni; højtidelighedDanish
- برنامه ای رسمی و تشریفاتیFarsi
- obred, svečanostCroatian
- formleg og hátíðleg athöfnIcelandic
- برنامه ای رسمی و تشریفاتیPersian
- مراسم: دمراسمو ټاكلې سلسه چه په مذهبى او نرو امورو كې اجراكيږى: ظاهرى بڼه: تشريفاتPashto
- церемония; обрядRussian
- tören, merasimTurkish
- 典禮Chinese (Trad.)
- обряд; церемоніяUkrainian
- مذہبی یا رسمیUrdu
- nghi lễVietnamese
- 典礼Chinese (Simp.)
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