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

How to pronounce anniversary?

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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. Christine Yoken:

    The celebration of the anniversary is not canceled, just postponed because my dad is still here [at the hospital].

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Just wait till his third marriage anniversary's date to see as what the man says in a private conversation about his wife whom he states now to be the most beautiful woman on his wedding day.

  3. RJ Intindola:

    Never and Always Never take advantage of someone who loves you Never avoid someone who needs you Never betray anyone who has trust in you Never forget the people that always remember you Never speak ill of a person who is not present Never support something you know is wrong or unethical Always speak to your parents on their birthday and anniversary Always defend those who cannot defend themselves Always forgive those you love who have made mistakes Always give something to those less fortunate than you Always remember to look back at those who helped you succeed Always call your parents and siblings on New Year’s Eve. R.J. Intindola- 1985

  4. British Museum:

    The British Museum is a museum of the world, for the world and nothing demonstrates this more than the loan of a Parthenon sculpture to the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

  5. Stephanie Grisham:

    I don't want to get too far ahead of any announcements President Trump will make at the [ anniversary ] celebration, but we have expanded two of the three pillars based on information and lessons learned over the past year, president Trump expansion of the opioids pillar will now include speaking to children of all ages, and President Trump expansion of the social media pillar will now focus on online safety as a whole.

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