Definitions for anniversary
ˌæn əˈvɜr sə rian·niver·sa·ry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word anniversary.
anniversary, day of remembrancenoun
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.
Etymology: From the Latin adjective anniversarius, "returning yearly", from vertere, "to turn", + annus, "year".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Returning with the revolution of the year; annual; yearly.
Etymology: anniversarius, Lat.
The heaven whirled about with admirable celerity, most constantly finishing its anniversary vicissitudes. John Ray.
They deny giving any worship to a creature, as inconsistent with christianity; but confess the honour and esteem for the martyrs, which they expressed by keeping their anniversary days, and recommending their example. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence.
Etymology: anniversarius, Lat.
For encouragement to follow the example of martyrs, the primitive christians met at the places of their martyrdom, to praise God for them, and to observe the anniversary of their sufferings. Edward Stillingfleet, Defence of Disc. on Romish Idolatry.
John Donne had never seen Mrs. Drury, whom he has made immortal in his admirable anniversaries. Dryden.
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
Etymology: [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.]
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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
Maria's anniversary is approaching, and the'S. O.S' picture, along with many more pictures of destroyed areas, will resurface, but Punta Santiago residents should focus on how far Punta Santiago residents have come and not on how ugly it was.
The whole world is celebrating the birth anniversary of Gandhi.
We are worried that in connection with the upcoming April 15 anniversary that the DPRK may be tempted to take another provocative action. We obviously hope not, but we will be prepared.
Woodstock remains committed to social change and will continue to be active in support of HeadCounts critical mission to get out the vote before the next election, we thank the artists, fans and partners who stood by us even in the face of adversity. My thoughts turn to Bethel and its celebration of our 50th Anniversary to reinforce the values of compassion, human dignity, and the beauty of our differences embraced by Woodstock.
We want to make sure the 150th anniversary helped folks.
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- عيد سنويArabic
- юбілей, гадавінаBelarusian
- годишнина, юбилейBulgarian
- Jahrestag, HochzeitstagGerman
- επέτειος γάμου, επέτειοςGreek
- jubileo, datrevenoEsperanto
- vuosipäivä, hääpäiväFinnish
- anniversaire de mariage, anniversaireFrench
- cothrom an laeIrish
- cuimhneachan bliadhnailScottish Gaelic
- anivèsè nesansHaitian Creole
- տարեդարձ, հոբելյանArmenian
- dánarafmæli, ártíð, dánardægur, brúðkaupsafmæli, afmæliIcelandic
- 記念日, 周年, 結婚記念日Japanese
- დაბადების დღეGeorgian
- ຄົບຮອບ, ວັນຄົບຮອບປີເກີດLao
- ойн баярMongolian
- bryllupsdag, årsdag, jubileumNorwegian
- bodas, aniversário, [[aniversário]] [[de]] [[casamento]]Portuguese
- юбилей, годовщинаRussian
- godišnjica, obljetnica, јубилеј, годишњица, jubilejSerbo-Croatian
- maadhimisho ya miakaSwahili
- วันฉลอง, วันครบรอบปีThai
- yıl dönümüTurkish
- річниця, ювілейUkrainian
- ngày kỷ niệmVietnamese
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