Definitions for ceremony
ˈsɛr əˌmoʊ nicer·e·mo·ny
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ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observancenoun
a formal event performed on a special occasion
"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
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"
the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
"an inaugural ceremony"
A ritual with religious significance.
An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.
Formal socially-established behaviour often in relation to people of different ranks.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ceremonia, Lat.
Bring her up to the high altar, that she may
The sacred ceremonies partake. Edmund Spenser, Epithalamium.
He is superstitious grown of late,
Quite from the main opinion he held once
Of fantasy, of dreams, and ceremonies. William Shakespeare, J. Cæsar.
Disrobe the images,
If you find them deck’d with ceremony. William Shakespeare, J. Cæsar.
The sauce to meat is ceremony;
Meeting were bare without it. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Not to use ceremonies at all, is to teach others not to use them again, and so diminish respect to himself. Francis Bacon.
What art thou, thou idle ceremony?
What kind of god art thou, that suffer’st more
Of mortal grief, than do thy worshippers?
Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form? William Shakespeare, Henry V.
A coarser place,
Where pomp and ceremonies enter’d not,
Where greatness was shut out, and bigness well forgot. John Dryden, Fables.
A ceremony (UK: , US: ) is a unified ritualistic event with a purpose, usually consisting of a number of artistic components, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.
A ceremony is a formal event or ritual performed on special occasions, often for religious, cultural, social, or institutional purposes. It often involves a series of actions or performances conducted in a prescribed order, and may include rites, rituals, speeches, music, dancing, or feasting. Examples of ceremonies include weddings, funerals, graduations, inaugurations, and award ceremonies.
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
behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority
a ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc
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.]
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
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.]
A type of event for a specific purpose.
The wedding ceremony was so very beautiful and about unity and love.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ceremony' in Nouns Frequency: #1724
The numerical value of ceremony in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ceremony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life, and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new everything becomes sacred.
Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, the ceremony will be followed by a private reception, given by the queen, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
It’s about the students to have an opportunity to participate in this national stage, in this inaugural ceremony, it’s a civics ceremony. It’s not about politics.
A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join.
Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.
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- مراسم, حفل, طقوس, رسميات, حفل رسمي, طقس مقدسArabic
- етикет, церемония, обрядBulgarian
- cerimòniaCatalan, Valencian
- τελετουργικό, τελετήGreek
- seremoni, seremonia, tilaisuusFinnish
- deas-ghnàthScottish Gaelic
- ծես, արարողությունArmenian
- 典礼, 式典, 儀式, セレモニー, 儀礼, 式Japanese
- ცერემონია, წესჩვეულებაGeorgian
- 예식, 식전, 의식Korean
- plechtigheid, ceremonieDutch
- hatáálNavajo, Navaho
- церемония, этикет, обряд, ритуалRussian
- òbred, ceremònija, svèčanōstSerbo-Croatian
- ceremoni, högtidlighetSwedish
- వేడుక, ఉత్సవంTelugu
- พิธีกรรม, พิธีการ, พิธีThai
- ayin, merasim, seremoni, törenTurkish
- nghi thức, nghi lễVietnamese
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