HyperDic: celebration

English > 3 senses of the word celebration:
NOUNeventcelebration, jubilationa joyful / joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
actcelebration, festivityany joyous diversion
actcelebration, solemnization, solemnisationthe public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual
celebration > pronunciation
Soundsseh.lahbrey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > celebration: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA joyful / joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event.
Synonymjubilation
Broaderaffair, occasion, social occasion, function, social functionA vaguely specified social event
Spanishcelebración, fiesta
Catalancelebració
Adjectivescelebratoryused for celebrating
Verbscelebratehave a celebration
celebratebehave as expected during of holidays or rites
English > celebration: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAny joyous diversion.
Synonymfestivity
NarrowerLudi Saeculares, secular gamesThe centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation)
agonA festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
feria(in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
festival, feteAn organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
gala, gala affair, jamboree, blowoutA gay festivity
merrymaking, conviviality, jollificationA boisterous celebration
victory celebrationA celebration following a victory in a battle / battle or sports competition
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishcelebración, edición, festejo, festividad
Catalancelebració, edició, festivitat
Verbscelebratehave a celebration
celebratebehave as expected during of holidays or rites
English > celebration: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual.
Example"the celebration of marriage"
Synonymssolemnization, solemnisation
BroaderritualThe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
Spanishcelebración
Catalancelebració, commemoració, solemnització
Verbscelebratebehave as expected during of holidays or rites

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