anniversary, day of remembrance(noun)
the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
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.
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).
Such, where the event is a wedding.
We are celebrating our tenth anniversary today.
Origin: From the Latin adjective anniversarius, "returning yearly", from vertere, "to turn", + annus, "year".
returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast
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
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
the celebration which takes place on an anniversary day
Origin: [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.]
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
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.]
Where two people show each other how much they love one another and appreciate one another by celebrating a special day they were united
An annual specific day and date remembered and celebrated for a specific event, date and day in a person's life.
Some people choose to celebrate a wedding anniversary, or the passing of a loved one as an anniversary or other event's in their lives that are important to them.Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2016
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'anniversary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4468
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'anniversary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4350
Rank popularity for the word 'anniversary' in Nouns Frequency: #1748
The numerical value of anniversary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of anniversary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of anniversary in a Sentence
I had to trade our fifth anniversary for her funeral.
We want to make sure the 150th anniversary helped folks.
It will get you on the Ferrari 70th anniversary tour next year.
The whole world is celebrating the birth anniversary of Gandhi.
Happy anniversary ! kathie Lee Gifford’s got the softest lips !
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- عيد سنويArabic
- гадавіна, юбілейBelarusian
- юбилей, годишнинаBulgarian
- Jahrestag, HochzeitstagGerman
- επέτειος γάμου, επέτειοςGreek
- jubileo, datrevenoEsperanto
- hääpäivä, vuosipäiväFinnish
- anniversaire de mariage, anniversaireFrench
- cothrom an laeIrish
- cuimhneachan bliadhnailScottish Gaelic
- anivèsè nesansHaitian Creole
- հոբելյան, տարեդարձArmenian
- dánarafmæli, afmæli, brúðkaupsafmæli, dánardægur, ártíðIcelandic
- 周年, 記念日, 結婚記念日Japanese
- დაბადების დღეGeorgian
- ຄົບຮອບ, ວັນຄົບຮອບປີເກີດLao
- ойн баярMongolian
- årsdag, jubileum, bryllupsdagNorwegian
- aniversário, bodas, [[aniversário]] [[de]] [[casamento]]Portuguese
- годовщина, юбилейRussian
- jubilej, годишњица, godišnjica, јубилеј, obljetnicaSerbo-Croatian
- maadhimisho ya miakaSwahili
- วันครบรอบปี, วันฉลองThai
- yıl dönümüTurkish
- річниця, ювілейUkrainian
- ngày kỷ niệmVietnamese
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