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CELEBRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does celebration mean? 

CELEBRATION (noun)
  The noun CELEBRATION has 3 senses:

1. a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
2. any joyous diversion
3. the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

  Familiarity information: CELEBRATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CELEBRATION (noun)


Sense 1celebration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

celebration; jubilation

Hypernyms ("celebration" is a kind of...):

affair; function; occasion; social function; social occasion (a vaguely specified social event)


Sense 2celebration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any joyous diversion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

festivity; celebration

Hypernyms ("celebration" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "celebration"):

agon (a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes)

conviviality; jollification; merrymaking (a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity)

feria ((in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint)

festival; fete (an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place))

blowout; gala; gala affair; jamboree (a gay festivity)

Ludi Saeculares; secular games (the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era)

victory celebration (a celebration following a victory in a battle or sports competition)


Sense 3celebration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

solemnisation; solemnization; celebration

Context example:

the celebration of marriage

Hypernyms ("celebration" is a kind of...):

ritual (the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies)


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