What does ceremony mean?

Definitions for ceremony
ˈsɛr əˌmoʊ nicer·e·mo·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance(noun)

    a formal event performed on a special occasion

    "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

  2. ceremony(noun)

    any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way

    "the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine"; "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball"; "he disposed of it without ceremony"

  3. ceremony(noun)

    the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion

    "an inaugural ceremony"

Wiktionary

  1. ceremony(Noun)

    A ritual with religious significance.

  2. ceremony(Noun)

    An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.

  3. ceremony(Noun)

    Formal socially-established behaviour often in relation to people of different ranks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceremony(noun)

    ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies

    Etymology: [F. crmonie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.]

  2. Ceremony(noun)

    behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority

    Etymology: [F. crmonie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.]

  3. Ceremony(noun)

    a ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc

    Etymology: [F. crmonie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.]

  4. Ceremony(noun)

    a sign or prodigy; a portent

    Etymology: [F. crmonie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.]

Freebase

  1. Ceremony

    A ceremony is an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ceremony

    ser′e-mo-ni, n. a sacred rite: the outward form, religious or otherwise: any empty form without inwardness: pomp or state; a portent or omen.—adj. Ceremō′nial, relating to ceremony.—n. outward form: a system of ceremonies.—n. Ceremō′nialism, adherence to outward form.—adv. Ceremō′nially.—adj. Ceremō′nious, full of ceremony: particular in observing forms: precise.—adv. Ceremō′niously.—n. Ceremōniousness.—Master of ceremonies, the person who directs the form and order of the ceremonies to be observed on some public occasion. [Fr.—L. cærimonia, sanctity.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ceremony

    A type of event for a specific purpose.

    The wedding ceremony was so very beautiful and about unity and love.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ceremony' in Nouns Frequency: #1724

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceremony in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ceremony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ceremony in a Sentence

  1. Natalie Portman:

    Let me speak for myself, i chose not to attend because I did not want to appear as endorsing Benjamin Netanyahu, who was to be giving a speech at the ceremony.

  2. Kenny Rogers thanks:

    Barry Gibb was producing an album on me and Barry Gibb gave me this song, and I went and learned it and went into the studio and sang it for four days. And I finally looked at Barry Gibb and said, Barry Gibb, I dont even like this song anymore. And Barry Gibb said, You know what we need ? We need Dolly Parton. I thought, Man, that guy is a visionary. Kenny Rogers thanks GETS CANDID ON PERFORMING WITH DOLLY PARTON FOR THE LAST TIME Country music star Kenny Rogers thanks gives Kenny Rogers thanks acceptance speech at the ceremony for the 2013 inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame. ( The Associated Press).

  3. Megan Pohlmeier -RRB- Kautz:

    She earned her diploma, so we are not going to deny her that, the only thing we would deny her is the ability to go through the graduation ceremony. Our graduation ceremony, as it states in our (student) handbook, is voluntarily. It is not something that is mandated to get the diploma.

  4. Ei Kaku:

    There have been some doubts over whether they can really sign a deal. But this week China has announced cuts in its tariffs while Trump also talked about a ceremony for the deal. So it feels more likely that the deal will come through.

  5. Joanne Liu:

    They see their relatives sprayed with chlorine and wrapped in plastic bags, buried without ceremony. Then they see their possessions burned.

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