• Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
    Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v celebrate assign great social importance to "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood","The tenor was lionized in Vienna"
    • v celebrate have a celebration "They were feting the patriarch of the family","After the exam, the students were celebrating"
    • v celebrate behave as expected during of holidays or rites "Keep the commandments","celebrate Christmas","Observe Yom Kippur"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another
    • Celebrate To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.
    • Celebrate To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday. "From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath."
    • Celebrate To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage. "We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences.""Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,
      Exult to celebrate thy festival."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day
    • celebrate To make known, especially with honor or praise; extol; glorify.
    • celebrate To commemorate or honor with demonstrations of joy, sorrow, respect, etc.: as, to celebrate a birthday or other anniversary; to celebrate a victory.
    • celebrate To perform solemnly or with appropriate rites and ceremonies: as to celebrate mass; to celebrate a marriage or a public funeral.
    • celebrate To laud, magnify, glorify.2, 3. Keep, Observe, Solemnize, Celebrate, Commemorate. Keep is an idiomatic word for observe: as, to keep the Sabbath; to keep Lent or feast-days. To observe is to pay regard to, in a reverent and especially a religious way. (See observance.) We speak of observing the Sabbath, of observing the wishes of one's father. To solemnize is to celebrate religiously. To celebrate is to mark, distinguish, or perform with joy and honor: as, to celebrate an anniversary; to celebrate a marriage. To commemorate is to keep in memory public and solemn acts: as, to commemorate the resurrection by observing Easter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day was at Boston in 1737
    • v.t Celebrate sel′e-brāt to make famous: to distinguish by solemn ceremonies, as a festival or an event: to perform with proper rites and ceremonies, as mass, the eucharist, marriage, &c.: to publish the praises of
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  • John Cusack
    John Cusack
    “Celebrity is death --- celebrity -- that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.”
  • Daniel Day Lewis
    Daniel Day Lewis
    “The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.”
  • Swahili Warrior Song
    Swahili Warrior Song
    “Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!”
  • Henry Kissinger
    “The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.”
  • Mark Twain
    “If they had not landed there would be some reason for celebrating the fact.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. celebratus, p. p. of celebrare, to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber, famous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. celebrāre, -ātumceleber, frequented.


In literature:

From the celebrated painting by Senor A. Gisbert.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Their nuptials were to be celebrated with great magnificence.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
We can see our neighbor's son celebrating his wedding!
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
By a daughter of the celebrated Lord Erskine, formerly Lord High Chancellor of England.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Between Grado and Aquileia is a little island with a celebrated church, S. Maria di Barbana.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The wedding was at length celebrated, in one of the cities of Macedon, with great pomp and splendor.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
To celebrate the event, too, he built two temples to Minerva instead of one.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
The Tenth Elegy, "To Fortune, suggesting his Motive for repining at her Dispensations," with his celebrated "Pastoral Ballad, in four parts.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Letters were read from celebrated people in most of the countries of Europe and all parts of America.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The lesser celebrities of later times call to us as we pass.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Gyton Morveau, a celebrated French chemist, and M. Contel, superintended the operations.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
The minnesinger and the troubadour praised its wines, told of its contests, and celebrated its victories.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Diligence is ever laudable when exerted on a point so nice as ascertaining the hand-work of a celebrated master.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
I have had it over expressly from a celebrated physician in England.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
Borgo S. Sepolcro, Foligno, and Perugia, present us with artists of greater celebrity.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
It is celebrated for its extensive mines of rock-salt, which were worked as early as 1174.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
There is one gamelan for religious celebrations, another for feasts of rejoicing and another for the theatre.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini
We congratulate our friend on being associated in business with James B. Taylor, Esq., the most celebrated of all Ithaca Grocery merchants.
"History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York" by Unknown
A dinner was held at the Victoria Hotel in celebration of the event.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
If Horace was right in his celebrated maxim, the change is not one to rejoice over.
"The Age of Tennyson" by Hugh Walker

In poetry:

It is not seemly to be famous:
Celebrity does not exalt;
There is no need to hoard your writings
And to preserve them in a vault.
"It is not seemly to be famous..." by Boris Pasternak
Let honest riches celebrate
The harvest earned--I'd not deny it;
Yet am I pleased with my estate,
My humble home, my frugal diet.
"Horace I, 31." by Eugene Field
Sweet stars of evening! as ye shine
Serenely from yon temple high,
O join your songs of praise with mine,
To celebrate the Deity!
"Evening Hymn" by John Bowring
Tortures grow out of proportion
Fear and dismay - even greater;
What if continues His celebration
In the theater of the Creator.
"Theater" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Oh do not die, for I shall hate
All women so, when thou art gone,
That thee I shall not celebrate,
When I remember, thou wast one.
"A Fever" by John Donne
This feeling should predominate ;—
To pay our homage reverently,
And, with one will and purpose, celebrate
John Bright's centenary.
"John Bright" by William Baron

In news:

It is the drink of celebration and it celebrates life.
Celebrity ownership can sometimes help sell a home, but what about former celebrity ownership.
A Sept 19 celebration is planned to mark the Sandwich Hatchery 's 100th Anniversary Celebration.
HARVEST, Alabama – The joyful celebration of Diwali begins Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012, at sundown for Hindus around the world – and in the Tennessee Valley, where it will be celebrated at the Hindu temple this week.
Hospice & Palliative Care of Palliative Care hosted its annual Light Up A Life celebration last week, inviting families and friends to gather to celebrate the lives and memories of their loved ones.
Over the weekend of April 7-10, Arena Stage will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its Allen Lee Hughes Fellows Program with an alumni homecoming celebration.
Reporters tend to meet more celebrities than most people, and I have met more celebrities than most reporters.
Julia Child was a celebrity chef before there was such a thing, and she would have celebrated her 100th birthday this month.
While you're celebrating the season shopping for gifts, decorating your home and hosting festive parties, are thieves having their own celebration with your credit card and identity without you knowing it.
The Dancing With the Stars alum celebrated her recent engagement to boyfriend Tye Strickland with an impromptu celebration at a local Dallas restaurant, RadarOnline.com has learned.
For some countries, to celebrate Independence Day is to celebrate a triumph or victory, and for their people, a happiness to celebrate the peace because it built the pillars of their country and independence from another country.
For some countries, to celebrate Independence Day is to celebrate a triumph or victory, and for their people, a happiness to celebrate the peace because it built the pillars of their country and.
Dorothy Mann , celebrated as The Daily World's "Citizen Of The Year" years ago here on the Harbor, was also celebrated when she turned 100.
On October 18, 2012, Mrs Henrietta Elizabeth Henderson Manson celebrated another birthday-this birthday marked the celebration of 10 decades of living.
To celebrate and listen to great Mariachi music to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

In science:

Starting from the papers by Ferguson (1973) and Freedman (1963), in which the celebrated Dirichlet process has been introduced, various approaches for constructing random probability measures, whose distribution acts as a nonparametric prior, have been undertaken.
Baysian inference via classes of normalized random measures
This case has been treated extensively in the celebrated paper of Chung, Graham and Wilson from 1989 , where they formulated several equivalent conditions for weak pseudo-randomness.
Pseudo-random graphs
A condition of a very different type, related to the celebrated Szemer´edi Regularity Lemma has been added to the above list by Simonovits and S´os in .
Pseudo-random graphs
Now we describe the celebrated expander graphs constructed by Lubotzky, Phillips and Sarnak and independently by Margulis .
Pseudo-random graphs
To show that G contains a perfect matching we apply the celebrated Tutte’s condition.
Pseudo-random graphs
In this case the celebrated Blow-up Lemma of Koml´os, S´ark¨ozy and Szemer´edi can be used to show the existence of H -factors.
Pseudo-random graphs
The above theorem extends a celebrated result of Margulis on network reliability (Margulis’ result applies to the case where the critical probability is a constant).
Pseudo-random graphs
The above theorem extends a celebrated result of Frieze , who proved it in the case of the complete graph G = Kn .
Pseudo-random graphs
One can write the spectrum in terms of a periodic orbit trace formula reminiscent to the celebrate Gutzwiller trace formula being a semiclassical approximation of the trace of the Green function (Gutzwiller 1990).
From quantum graphs to quantum random walks
In the domain of physical spin systems, research into finitely connected systems has usually been triggered by the desire to develop solvable spin-glass models which are closer to real finite-dimensional systems than the celebrated fully connected spin-glass model of .
Finitely connected vector spin systems with random matrix interactions
The Diffie-Hel lman key agreement protocol is one of the most celebrated means for two parties, say Alice and Bob, to agree on a secret key over an insecure communication channel.
Fast generators for the Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol and malicious standards
Then we define the following public-key cryptosystem for celebrities : In the intended application, we have some center (a “celebrity”) sending messages to many recipients.
Fast generators for the Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol and malicious standards
Sherrington, Stealing the Gold— A Celebration of the Pioneering Physics of Sam Edwards (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2004). See, e.g., M. M´ezard, G.
Cavity Approach to the Random Solid State
Perhaps the most celebrated example of a shuffle is the Gilbert-Shannon-Reeds riffle shuffle.
Random orderings of the integers and card shuffling
This, in fact, is the celebrated Sparre Andersen theorem which was originally proved using combinatorial methods and has since been reproduced by various other methods [15, 18].
Unified Solution of the Expected Maximum of a Random Walk and the Discrete Flux to a Spherical Trap