What does celebration mean?

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

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

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebrationnoun

    the act, process, or time of celebrating

  2. Etymology: [L. celebratio.]

Freebase

  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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. New Orleans:

    These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it, to literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in some of our most prominent public places is not only an inaccurate reflection of our past, it is an affront to our present, and a bad prescription for our future. We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past.

  2. Panama City:

    To Chris, this race was more than just a finish line and celebration of victory, ironman has served as his platform to become one step closer to his goal of living a life of inclusion and leadership.

  3. Jim Hanson:

    I think the problem is we have become overly sensitive to Islamic sensibilities, ramadan is a time when most Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Well, if we wanted to be courteous, we could've just held the celebration at night. You know what else is great after sunset, fireworks?

  4. Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli:

    What should be a day of celebration (for Oregon) is turning into a day of reflection and mourning, we appear to be nearing the resignation of our governor and the investiture of a new governor.

  5. Laurel Hubbard:

    The Olympic Games are a global celebration of our hopes, our ideals and our values. I commend the IOC for its commitment to making sport inclusive and accessible.

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