What does anniversary mean?

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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. José Andrés:

    2019 is the 30th anniversary of the first time I came to New York.

  2. Ian Stewart:

    Happy anniversary, my love. I can't wait to see you again, i promise I will come back home, that I won't prioritize the summit over my safety.

  3. Michael McDonald.Members Tom Johnston:

    We're truly excited about our 50th anniversary tour, as it's a celebration of the band's entire history, we'll be performing songs from our full catalog, as well as new music.

  4. Tang Jiaxuan:

    The 70th anniversary is an important opportunity for Japan to renew how it looks on and thinks of history, to unload its burden by facing up to and reflecting on history, to have real reconciliation with its Asian neighbors.

  5. Edward Hammond:

    The airplanes were coming right through, torpedo planes came in first. Slow-flying planes. They could have been fighter planes …. DISPLAY OF RARE ITEMS MARKS 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF Pearl Harbor.

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