• Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
    Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n celebration any joyous diversion
    • n celebration the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual "the celebration of marriage"
    • n celebration a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
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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
    • n Celebration The act, process, or time of celebrating. "His memory deserving a particular celebration .""Celebration of Mass is equivalent to offering Mass""To hasten the celebration of their marriage."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day
    • n celebration The act of celebrating. The act of praising or extolling; commemoration; commendation; honor or distinction bestowed, whether by songs and eulogies or by rites and ceremonies.
    • n celebration The act of performing or observing with appropriate rites or ceremonies: as, the celebration of a marriage; the celebration of mass.
    • n celebration That which is done to celebrate anything; a commemorative, honorific, or distinguishing ceremony, observance, or performance: as, to arrange for or hold a celebration; the ode is a celebration of victory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day was at Boston in 1737
    • ns Celebration act of celebrating any solemn ceremony, as the eucharist (high, if with music, &c.; low, if without): an extolling
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  • Thomas J. Peters
    “Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”
  • Franco Zeffirelli
    Franco Zeffirelli
    “I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.”
  • 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.”
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    “Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. celebratio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. celebrāre, -ātumceleber, frequented.


In literature:

"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The courtyard of the mosque is deservedly celebrated.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Some celebrated verse of Christine de Pisan, who wrote "The Life of Charles V," thus describes the cloister at Poissy.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
Tomorrow we shall find a broken shutter as his rowdy celebration of the night.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
He had softened all the horrors of her pitiless celebrity, so that she had not felt herself half so celebrated as she was.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Each child carried a small flag, such as we have for the Queen's birthday celebration in Canada.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Daedalus, on returning into Crete, built a labyrinth there, in which, very probably, these games were celebrated.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Fulcran Rey was one of the most celebrated of the early victims.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
On the 29th of July, preparations were made on board our ship for celebrating the Paris revolution of 1830.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Then came the heroic defence of Korygaun, still celebrated in British Indian annals.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson

In poetry:

Each Christian, and each patriot, too,
Shall celebrate for years, the day,
And show the world that they are true
To virtuous worth, long pass'd away.
"St. Patrick's Day" by Thomas Frederick Young
The fathomless, eternal Past,
The Future infinitely vast,
We two are linking;
So let us fitly celebrate
This moment of immortal Fate
In drinking, drinking.
"Dram-Shop Ditty" by Robert W Service
Come all fresh and gay, let us keep Holiday,
With hymns let us Jesus adore;
Let us him celebrate, both early and late,
Who sav'd us from death by his pow'r.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard
Praise him, sweet Off-spring of the Ground,
With Heav'nly Nectar yearly Crown'd;
And ye tall Cedars, celebrate his Praise,
That in his Temple Sacred Altars raise.
"A Paraphrase On The CXLVIIIth Psalm" by Wentworth Dillon
She continued:
'No incubus has crushed his body against me,
‘Though spirits are celebrated for adultery.
‘And I am going to the temple of Vesta . . .'
and so on.
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - X" by Ezra Pound
Our August's looking wintry
But what is that to us!
We drink, we celebrate and sing
With gaiety, and elegance and glee.
Our August's looking wintry
But what is that to us!
"We Love Noisy Parties" by Nikolay Mikhailovich Yazykov

In news:

LOS ANGELES — On November 2, Downtown Los Angeles held it's first Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in Grand Park, an event hosting a wide variety of Latino Tradition to honor the dead and celebrate life.
As Her Majesty celebrates her Diamond Jubilee , Britain stands up to admire the one celebrity who always does her duty.
Inspired by regal riverside celebrations of the past -- looks set to be the largest such celebration on the Thames for hundreds of years.
When it comes to star gazing, no one does it better than Liz Smith, a celebrity among celebrities.
It really is a religious/cultural holiday that people celebrate all over the world, but not everyone celebrates it the same way.
The DSAWT Buddy Walk is a 1-mile walk to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness month and to celebrate the many abilities and achievements of people with Down syndrome .
The DSAWT Buddy Walk is a 1-mile walk to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness month and to celebrate the many abilities and achievements of people with Down syndrome.
Craig Morgan and Jana Kramer are just two of the celebrities who have signed on to be part of Scott Hamilton's televised 'Kaleidoscope on Ice' event, which will celebrate the tough men and women who have survived cancer.
The event has been organised as part of annual celebrations to celebrate the work of Ada Lovelace.
It's Election Day — and celebrities want all Americans to celebrate.
Ellsworth Fire Department Chief Robert Sternburg announces the Ellsworth Township Fire Department will celebrate its 60th anniversary as a volunteer fire department at 6:30 pm July 9, with a community celebration at the fire station.
Celebrity Cruises is offering a 10-night eastern Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Equinox for as little as $649 per person.
Art and Opal Lautt of Minot will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a family celebration Sunday, July 10, with a card shower.
Oreo just celebrated its 100th birthday, and to celebrate, we have a delicious Oreo recipe, some Oreo trivia, and also look at the question: how can we let kids "be kids"--and how can adults get in on the fun, too.
PORTSMOUTH – Historic Portsmouth is celebrating its 375th birthday with a new website, slogan, town logo and year-long celebration.

In science:

Hence the celebrated result of Orlov about the structure of equivalences is no longer true in the non-pro jective setting.
Automorphisms and autoequivalences of generic analytic K3 surfaces
Algorithms that take advantage of the geometry of solution space predicted by 1-RSB (e.g. the celebrated survey propagation algorithm [BMZ05]) have greatly extended the range of instances that can be solved in practice.
Satisfying assignments of Random Boolean CSP: Clusters and Overlaps
One of the most celebrated results is that unbiased random walks on regular lattices are recurrent for dimension d ≤ 2, while they are transient for d > 2 .
Localization Transition of Biased Random Walks on Random Networks
In his famous memoir “ ¨Uber die Anzahl der Primzahlen unter einer gegebenen Grosse” of 1859 (for English translation, see Edwards ) the celebrated German mathematician Riemann has remarked that it is “very likely” that all the complex zeros of ζ (s) have real part equal to 1/2.
The Riemann Hypothesis
Based on various strategies, we obtain several simple proofs of the celebrated Sharkovsky cycle coexistence theorem.
A collection of simple proofs of Sharkovsky's theorem