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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebrationnoun

    the act, process, or time of celebrating

    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. celebration

    Song lyrics by celebration -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by celebration on the Lyrics.com website.

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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. Cal Ripken:

    It was an amazing experience, it was a big celebration but when I went to shake hands with the fans, it became very intimate, personal, one-on-one. I remember recognizing faces, people, and sometimes names.

  2. Becket Executive Director Montse Alvarado:

    It makes little sense to celebrate religious diversity by banning any sense of actual holiday celebration, and what do they have against color schemes, are we living in communist Cuba?

  3. Demi Moore:

    I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news, the loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man's family and friends.

  4. Donald Trump:

    If everyone makes this change or these critical changes and sacrifices now, we will rally together as one nation and we will defeat the virus and we're going to have a big celebration altogether, with several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly.

  5. Brandon Taubman:

    This past Saturday, during our clubhouse celebration, I used inappropriate language for which I am deeply sorry and embarrassed, in retrospect, I realize that my comments were unprofessional and inappropriate.

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a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
  • A. scalawag
  • B. profaneness
  • C. slur
  • D. sundog

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