What does celebrate mean?

Definitions for celebrate
ˈsɛl əˌbreɪtcel·e·brate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word celebrate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. observe, celebrate, keep(verb)

    behave as expected during of holidays or rites

    "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

  2. celebrate, fete(verb)

    have a celebration

    "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"

  3. lionize, lionise, celebrate(verb)

    assign great social importance to

    "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

Wiktionary

  1. celebrate(Verb)

    To extol or honour in a solemn manner.

    to celebrate the name of the Most High

  2. celebrate(Verb)

    To honour by rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep.

    to celebrate a birthday

  3. celebrate(Verb)

    To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event.

    I was promoted today at worku2014let's celebrate!

  4. celebrate(Verb)

    To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites.

    to celebrate a marriage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebrate(verb)

    to extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High

  2. Celebrate(verb)

    to honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday

  3. Celebrate(verb)

    to perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Celebrate

    sel′e-brāt, v.t. to make famous: to distinguish by solemn ceremonies, as a festival or an event: to perform with proper rites and ceremonies, as mass, the eucharist, marriage, &c.: to publish the praises of.—n. Cel′ebrant, one who celebrates: the principal officiant at the holy communion.—adj. Cel′ebrated, distinguished: famous.—ns. Celebrā′tion, act of celebrating any solemn ceremony, as the eucharist (high, if with music, &c.; low, if without): an extolling; Celebrāt′or, one who celebrates; Celeb′rity, the condition of being celebrated: fame: notoriety: a person of distinction or fame. [L. celebrāre, -ātumceleber, frequented.]

Editors Contribution

  1. celebrate

    To have a celebration.

    They did celebrate their wedding anniversary every year by having a family gathering.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'celebrate' in Verbs Frequency: #517

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of celebrate in a Sentence

  1. Walt Whitman:

    I celebrate myself, and sing myself.

  2. Eric Schmidt Schmidt:

    Entrepreneurs, as a general group, are the people who are going to invent the next solutions in chemistry, in medicine, in transportation, in information, we always like to celebrate the one entrepreneur. But in fact, these are ecosystems of people who ultimately came together to build all of the piece parts.

  3. Oyewale Tomori:

    We're well on the way, it's a time of great happiness, but we don't want to celebrate prematurely.

  4. Gearoid Towey:

    I think this is slightly different. There isn't anything, per se, to celebrate. People are locked up in their houses, you're probably going to get some incidents but with all the mental health resources in place, sports will generally know which athletes might be prone to' wigging out'.

  5. Gerald Griffin:

    We had what we called a state of the state a few minutes after they landed to make sure they were OKon the surface, we didnt celebrate at touchdown, there was too much left to do.

Images & Illustrations of celebrate

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