• Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
    Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n celebrator a person who is celebrating
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st
    • n Celebrator One who celebrates; a praiser.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic
    • n celebrator See celebrater.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii is the only state of the United States in which coffee is commercially grown. Hawaii features an annual Kona Festival, coffee picking contest. Each year the winner becomes a state celebrity. In Hawaii coffee is harvested between November and April.
    • Celebrator one who celebrates
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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.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Never celebrate until you are really out of the woods. They might be behind the last tree.”
  • Oprah Winfrey
    “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”


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


In literature:

These races, like the Olympic Games, were celebrated at intervals of four years, and were called Herae.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Timothy was the celebrated disciple of St. Paul, and bishop of Ephesus, where he zealously governed the church till A. D. 97.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The celebrated chief, Eumarrah, was captured by Mr. Gilbert Robertson, in the Eastern Marshes, in 1828.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
It contains the celebrated sympathetic powder.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
It contains an account of a celebrated murder, which occupies several columns.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The most celebrated chief of this stock was Pontiac, an Ottawa.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Celebration of the anniversary of Chilian independence.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Frith's celebrated picture occurred instantly to my mind, and I saw at a glance how faithful it was to the sad reality.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
Visions of boundless wealth floated before the fascinated eyes of the people in the two most celebrated countries of Europe.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
At some distance below the Whirlpool Rapids we have the celebrated whirlpool itself.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
In these celebrated propositions, he struck at the root of scholastic absurdities, and also of papal pretensions.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
This celebrated bog is situated in a nearly level plain, bounded by gentle slopes, which lead up to wide-extended table-lands.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It pervaded some books, and even the philosophical institutions of a person of great celebrity.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The name is derived from that of a celebrated hangman.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
EUPHRA'TES, or EL FRAT, a celebrated river of Western Asia, Mesopotamia, having a double source in two streams rising in the Anti-Taurus range.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Then the wedding of the Prince and Briar Rose was celebrated with all splendour, and they lived happily till they died.
"Snowdrop and Other Tales" by Jacob Grimm
Do you believe a way can be found for me to be present in Rawitsch at Uncle Leopold's birthday celebration?
"Simon Eichelkatz; The Patriarch" by Ulrich Frank
Mignard, daughter of the celebrated painter, acting as sponsors.
"Queens of the French Stage" by H. Noel Williams
He came from the village, was called Moche, and was celebrated in the vicinity for his great learning.
"The Jew" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski

In poetry:

There were the usual celebrations, the usual sorrows
Thank god no one said anything in verse.
The neighbors were our only chorus,
And if we suffered we kept quiet about it.
"Pantoum Of The Great Depression" by Donald Justice
Your dearer half will join with me
To celebrate the jubilee,
And praise the Great Eternal Three
With throbbing joy,
And taste those pleasures pure and free
Which never cloy.
"Epistle To The Rev. J--- B---, Whilst Journeying For The Recovery Of His Health" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Fling out your banners, your honors be bringing,
Raise to the ether your paeans of praise.
Strike every chord and let music be ringing!
Celebrate freely this day of all days.
"Emancipation" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We will rally around its standard
Every Fourth day of July,
For we dearly love our nation;
We love to see the stars and stripes
A waving up on high
Over our Union celebration.
"The Dear Old Flag" by Julia A Moore
We managed. No need for the heroic.
There were the usual celebrations, the usual sorrows.
I don't remember all the particulars.
Across the fence, the neighbors were our chorus.
"Pantoum Of The Great Depression" by Donald Justice
You look slap-up in that rig-out.
We ort to celebrate -
I fell it's up to me to shout!
But - can't be done, ole mate!
For I 'ave took a solemn vow
I never shout for soldiers now.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis

In news:

Today is Cinco de Mayo and there will be hundreds of Americanized celebrations across the land even though most probably don't even know what is being celebrated.
Today is Cinco de Mayo , and most people celebrate without knowing what they're actually celebrating.
Celebrating with Bubbles Friends and family gathered last week at Cork and Cleaver to celebrate Bubbles Pollock's 63rd birthday.
INMEMORYDEBORAH A COLLIEROct 10, 1954-March 15, 2012Today as you celebrate your 58th birthday in the Presence of our Lord, Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Heavenly Host, we celebrate you with loving thoughts and everlasting memories.
Celebrated on the week of Grace Hopper's birthday, Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is a celebration of computers in our lives and history, with a focus on the education of the next generations of forward thinkers.
The Greenwood Bulldogs are celebrating more than just the holiday season, they're celebrating another state Championship.
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.
Critical Mass celebrations continue throughout the weekend in more than 300 cities worldwide as bicyclists celebrate two decades of pushing for cyclist's rights.
Join Dancing with the Stars celebrities Mark Ballas, Nick Kosovich, Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts for a fundraising gala that will feature dining, dancing, celebrity led dance lessons and special guests.
A special 50-year celebration is being planned at the dentist office on the west side of the Memphis square to celebrate Harlo's 50 years in business.
What started as a celebration last year that coincided with the 350th birthday of the James Blake House, the oldest house in the city of Boston, is this year an event to celebrate the roots of anyone who has familial ties to Dorchester.
Loy Summers' celebrated home garden, including this lovely Yoshino cherry tree, is in bloom in celebration of spring.
Courtesy of Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc. She's one of the most important names in modern music history, but Patsy Cline fans haven't had a place where they can go to celebrate her legacy — until now.
Celebrating Patsy Cline Inc. She's one of the most important names in modern music history, but Patsy Cline fans haven't had a place where they can go to celebrate her legacy — until now.
Virgin Mobile Hires Brad Pitt 's Brother Doug as Non-Celebrity Endorser Carrier offers 'celebrity deals at celebrity brother prices' By Tim Nudd.

In science:

The thermodynamics of such system in the limit R → ∞ turns out to be precisely equivalent[16 ] to that of the celebrated Derrida’s Generalized Random Energy Model (GREM)[18, 19].
On statistical mechanics of a single particle in high-dimensional random landscapes
One may recall celebrated models as the discrete sine-Gordon equation or the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam experiment.
Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems on the lattice
The second problem we have considered concerns the most studied and celebrated combinatorial optimization problem: k-sat.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
The most celebrated example is that of magnetic impurities diluted in noble metal alloys, in which the positions of the impurities, and therefore the strengths of their magnetic interactions, are in fact random, giving rise to a very peculiar phenomenology.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
The most celebrated example was random k-Satisfiability, where one looks for a solution to a set of random logical constraints over a set of Boolean variables.
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
For example, the error exponent derived by Gallager is a celebrated consequence of such a first-moment analysis.
Asymptotic Concentration Behaviors of Linear Combinations of Weight Distributions on Random Linear Code Ensemble
All the concentration results presented below are based on the celebrated inequality by Talagrand .
A few remarks on the operator norm of random Toeplitz matrices
The celebrated Four Square Theorem by Lagrange was an outstanding result in this study.
Simple proofs for universal binary Hermitian lattices
Jon Kleinberg introduced the concept of decentralized search algorithms in his celebrated 2000 paper on the Small-World phenomenon .
Decentralized Search with Random Costs
If char(k) = 0 and C is defined over the algebraic closure of Q, then the argument in the corollary of Theorem 1 of reduces this to the celebrated theorem of Faltings .
Non-simple abelian varieties in a family: geometric and analytic approaches
In Subsection 4.5 we consider globally hyperbolic Lorentzian metric tensors; by a celebrated result of Geroch (), recently improved by Bernal and S ´anchez ([8, 9]), these metrics form a subclass o f the family of orthogonally split metric tensors in product manifolds M1 × R.
Genericity of nondegenerate critical points and Morse geodesic functionals
These equations are related to the celebrated KdV equation in someway or others.
On the supersymmetric nonlinear evolution equations
For example, in a celebrated work Bateman noted that a dissipative system is physically incomplete and one needs an additional equation when one attempts to derive the defining equations from an action principle.
On the supersymmetric nonlinear evolution equations
The most celebrated criterion is that suggested by Harris .
Wang-Landau study of the random bond square Ising model with nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor interactions
We will state and prove the most general version of this celebrated Theorem, lifting all constraints on the rings of algebraic integers and prime ideals.
On Splitting Types, Discriminant Bounds, and Conclusive Tests for the Galois Group