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Definitions for centenary
sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; esp. Brit. sɛnˈti nə ricen·te·na·ry
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the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years
A one hundredth anniversary
Of, pertaining to, or completing a period of 100 years.
Etymology: Attested since about 1790, from centenarius, from centeni (from centum) + -arius.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The number of a hundred.
Etymology: centenarius, Lat.
In every centenary of years from the creation, some small abatement should have been made. George Hakewill, on Providence.
A centennial, or centenary in British English, is a 100th anniversary or otherwise relates to a century, a period of 100 years.
relating to, or consisting of, a hundred
occurring once in every hundred years; centennial
the aggregate of a hundred single things; specifically, a century
a commemoration or celebration of an event which occurred a hundred years before
Etymology: [L. centenarius, fr. centum a hundred.]
Centenary is a town in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of centenary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of centenary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of centenary in a Sentence
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.
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.
I think he wasn’t really looking forward to the centenary, even if we were.
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- الذكرى المئويةArabic
- מאה שנהHebrew
- ċentinarju, sekluMaltese
- стогодишњи, stogodišnjiSerbo-Croatian
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