What does celebration mean?

Definitions for celebration
ˌsɛl əˈbreɪ ʃəncel·e·bra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. celebration, jubilationnoun

    a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

  2. celebration, festivitynoun

    any joyous diversion

  3. celebration, solemnization, solemnisationnoun

    the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

    "the celebration of marriage"


  1. celebrationnoun

    The formal performance of a solemn rite, such as Christian sacrament

  2. celebrationnoun

    The observance of a holiday or feast day, as by solemnities

  3. celebrationnoun

    The act, process of showing appreciation, gratitude and/or remembrance, notably as a social event.

  4. celebrationnoun

    A social gathering for entertainment and fun; a party.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Celebrationnoun

    Etymology: from celebrate.

    He laboured to drive sorrow from her, and to hasten the celebration of their marriage. Philip Sidney.

    He shall conceal it,
    While you are willing it shall come to note;
    What time we will our celebration keep,
    According to my birth. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    During the celebration of this holy sacrament, you attend earnestly to what is done by the priest. Taylor.

    No more shall be added in this place, his memory deserving a particular celebration, than that his learning, piety and virtue, have been attained by few. Edward Hyde.

    Some of the ancients may be thought sometimes to have used a less number of letters, by the celebration of those who have added to their alphabet. William Holder, Elements of Speech.


  1. Celebration

    Celebration is a song by American rapper The Game, released as the first single from his fifth studio album Jesus Piece. The song features additional vocals from fellow rappers Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne and American singer/rapper Chris Brown. "Celebration" premiered on Los Angeles' Power 106 on August 22, 2012. The song samples Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's hit single "1st of tha Month", which in return samples the Chapter 8 and Anita Baker song "I Just Want to Be Your Girl".


  1. celebration

    A celebration refers to an event or occasion marked by festivities or ceremonies to honor a specific day, accomplishment, person, or situation. It often involves activities like parties, ceremonies, or gatherings where people express joy, appreciation, and gratitude, usually accompanied by food, music, and often dancing. Common examples include birthdays, weddings, holidays or achievement of milestones.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebrationnoun

    the act, process, or time of celebrating

  2. Etymology: [L. celebratio.]


  1. Celebration

    "Celebration" is a number one hit song released in 1980 by Kool & the Gang from their album Celebrate!.

Editors Contribution

  1. celebration

    A reason to share time, fun, love, joy and food together as a group.

    The celebration was real, we love family time.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'celebration' in Nouns Frequency: #1776

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of celebration in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Day Lewis:

    The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.

  2. Andy Señor Jr.:

    'Rent' is such a celebration of who you choose to be in your life, i'm hoping the gay community knows about the show and comes to see it, and that they're able to see themselves on stage.

  3. Purvi Raniga:

    Life is a celebration. Being alive on this earth is a celebration. Learning new things everyday is celebration. Being kind and compassionate is celebration. Chasing our dreams and goals is celebration. With right attitude, every action becomes celebration. Learn to celebrate each and every moment of life.

  4. Petros Anagnostakis:

    Today is a great celebration, we are overjoyed and touched, it's a great celebration for us.

  5. Jorge Perez:

    There was celebration and happiness, hugs and kisses.

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