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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observancenoun

    a formal event performed on a special occasion

    "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

  2. ceremonynoun

    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. ceremonynoun

    the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion

    "an inaugural ceremony"

Wiktionary

  1. ceremonynoun

    A ritual with religious significance.

  2. ceremonynoun

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

  3. ceremonynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceremonynoun

    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. Ceremonynoun

    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. Ceremonynoun

    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. Ceremonynoun

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Vice President Harris:

    Today's ceremony gives people like us hope, people with daughters, people with son's of color, people raising their kids to be better decent human beings.

  2. Yuri Tolochko:

    I want to do a wedding of a male doll and Luna and at the same time I want to do the ceremony of life and freedom with me, it’s similar to wedding, but not wedding.

  3. Principal Shawn McCreary:

    I think we do a very good job at our commencement ceremony honoring the past, present and future military members.

  4. Timothy Shelton:

    After the ceremony he realizedhow special the moment was to him. Appreciative for one thing.

  5. James Corden:

    There were flowers everywhere, the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen, and I get quite bad allergies if I ’m in such close proximity to flowers, so, for a lot of the ceremony, I just needed to sneeze.

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