What does anniversary mean?

Definitions for anniversary
ˌæn əˈvɜr sə rian·niver·sary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anniversary, day of remembrance(noun)

    the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)

Wiktionary

  1. anniversary(Noun)

    Of a significant event, a day that is an exact number of years (to the day) since the event occurred. Often preceded by an ordinal number indicating the number of years that have elapsed since the event.

    Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war.

    Etymology: From the Latin adjective anniversarius, "returning yearly", from vertere, "to turn", + annus, "year".

  2. anniversary(Noun)

    A day subsequent in time to a given event by some (especially significant) factor other than a year (especially as prefixed by the amount of time in question).

    Etymology: From the Latin adjective anniversarius, "returning yearly", from vertere, "to turn", + annus, "year".

  3. anniversary(Noun)

    Such, where the event is a wedding.

    We are celebrating our tenth anniversary today.

    Etymology: From the Latin adjective anniversarius, "returning yearly", from vertere, "to turn", + annus, "year".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anniversary(adj)

    returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast

    Etymology: [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.]

  2. Anniversary(noun)

    the annual return of the day on which any notable event took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

    Etymology: [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.]

  3. Anniversary(noun)

    the day on which Mass is said yearly for the soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the consecration of a pope

    Etymology: [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.]

  4. Anniversary(noun)

    the celebration which takes place on an anniversary day

    Etymology: [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.]

Freebase

  1. Anniversary

    An anniversary is a day that commemorates or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same date of the year as the initial event. For example, the first event is the initial occurrence or, if planned, the inaugural of the event. One year later would be the first anniversary of that event. The word was first used for Catholic feasts to commemorate saints.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anniversary

    an-ni-vėrs′ar-i, adj. returning or happening every year: annual.—n. the day of the year on which an event happened or is celebrated: the celebration proper to such, esp. a mass or religious service. [L. anniversarius; annus, a year, and vertĕre, versum, to turn.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anniversary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4468

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anniversary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4350

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anniversary' in Nouns Frequency: #1748

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anniversary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anniversary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of anniversary in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    Happy anniversary, Mr. President, you wanted a shutdown. The shutdown is all yours.

  2. Masaharu Ohtake:

    We are not just statistics. I don't think we'll still be around for the 80th anniversary.

  3. James Hagen:

    2016 is the 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore, it would be fun for him to see what I consider one of the most iconic symbols of democracy.

  4. Nadia Comaneci:

    Every time there is a zero in the anniversary, it’s kind of bigger. There was 10, then 20, then 30 and now 40, it seems like a lot of numbers. It’s like half of your life is gone, but to realise that it’s 40 years since it happened, it’s like' oh my gosh, really ?' .

  5. Masaharu Ohtake:

    The United States went too far with the firebombing, but I don't quite understand why the Japanese government and the rest of the Japanese don't talk about this very much, we are not just statistics. I don't think we'll still be around for the 80th anniversary.

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