What does centenary mean?

Definitions for centenarysɛnˈtɛn ə ri, ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; esp. Brit. sɛnˈti nə ri

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. centennial, centenary(adj)

    the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

  2. centennial, centenary(adj)

    of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years

    "centennial celebration"


  1. centenary(Noun)

    A one hundredth anniversary

  2. centenary(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or completing a period of 100 years.

  3. Origin: Attested since about 1790, from centenarius, from centeni (from centum) + -arius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Centenary(adj)

    relating to, or consisting of, a hundred

  2. Centenary(adj)

    occurring once in every hundred years; centennial

  3. Centenary(noun)

    the aggregate of a hundred single things; specifically, a century

  4. Centenary(noun)

    a commemoration or celebration of an event which occurred a hundred years before

  5. Origin: [L. centenarius, fr. centum a hundred.]


  1. Centenary

    Centenary is a town in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Centenary

    sen′tin-ar-i (also sometimes sen-tēn′ar-i and even sen-ten′ar-i), n. a hundred: a century or hundred years.—adj. pertaining to a hundred.—ns. Centenā′rian, one a hundred years old; Centenā′rianism; Centenier (sen′ten-ēr), a centurion: a police-officer in Jersey. [L.,—centeni, a hundred each—centum.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of centenary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of centenary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prince Charles:

    The Battle of Gallipoli is truly a reminder that the Great War was truly a world war...It destroyed old empires and created new fissures, on this centenary occasion, it seems to me we must remember the heroism of both sides.

  2. Sam Galsworthy:

    I've always felt an emotional connection with Stamford Raffles because Stamford Raffles was my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, when I mentioned this to Nigel Moore [ Raffles' FB director ], I saw his face light up as I hoped it would. But I was blissfully unaware that 2015 would be the centenary of the Raffles Singapore Sling.

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