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Definitions for inaugural
ɪnˈɔ gyər əl, -gər əlin·au·gu·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaugural address, inauguralnoun

    an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)

  2. inauguration, inauguraladjective

    the ceremonial induction into a position

    "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

  3. inauguraladjective

    occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction

    "the President's inaugural address"; "an inaugural ball"

  4. inaugural, initiative, initiatory, first, maidenadjective

    serving to set in motion

    "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"

Wiktionary

  1. inauguralnoun

    An inauguration; a formal beginning.

    The inaugural of the President will take place in March.

  2. inauguralnoun

    A formal speech given at the beginning of an office.

  3. inauguraladjective

    Of inauguration; as in a speech or lecture by the person being inaugurated.

  4. inauguraladjective

    Marking the beginning of an operation, venture etc.

    2009 was the inaugural season for New York Yankees' new stadium.

  5. Etymology: inaugurer ← augurare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inauguraladjective

    pertaining to, or performed or pronounced at, an inauguration; as, an inaugural address; the inaugural exercises

  2. Inauguralnoun

    an inaugural address

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. inaugural.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaugural in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaugural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of inaugural in a Sentence

  1. Dick Cheney:

    We had a very, very heated exchange the last time we had lunch in the White House the week of the inaugural, it's a subject we don't discuss.

  2. Smithsonian Magazine:

    The Tin Can Tourists, named because they heated tin cans of food on gasoline stoves by the roadside, formed the first camping club in the United States, holding their inaugural rally in Florida in 1919 and growing to 150,000 members by the mid-1930s.

  3. Frank Larkin:

    I've been involved in a number of Papal events and have protected a number of popes and it is unlike any other. The closest comparison would be an inaugural, but this would go over and above an inaugural.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    I do think he feels a debt to the Bushes. He didn't have a lot of use for them, and he abused them, even in his inaugural address. But now he realizes what a gift it was, the way they treated him and the transition coming in, and I think he feels it's part of his job, or he - something to aspire to, to replicate that.

  5. Paul Joynson-Hicks:

    I cant believe the incredible amount of entries we have achieved in our first year and from so many different countries, its very exciting indeed, judging was incredibly hard as we had a lot of hilarious images to try and whittle down to the final 45. I think people have really enjoyed this competition, something a little bit different. It definitely exceeds our expectations for our inaugural year.

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