celebrant

Definitions

  • Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
    Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n celebrant an officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist
    • n celebrant a person who is celebrating
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NOT A CELEBRATED COMEDIAN NOT A CELEBRATED COMEDIAN

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City
    • n Celebrant One who performs a public religious rite; -- applied particularly to an officiating priest in the Roman Catholic Church, as distinguished from his assistants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There were 13 couples celebrating their honeymoon on the Titanic
    • n celebrant One who celebrates; specifically, in the Roman and Anglican churches, the chief officiating priest in offering mass or celebrating the eucharist, as distinguished from his assistants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: New Orleans' first Mardi Gras celebration was held in February, 1826.
    • n Celebrant one who celebrates: the principal officiant at the holy communion
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Quotations

  • 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!”
  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah%20Winfrey
    “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
  • M. Scott Peck
    M. Scott Peck
    “Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.”
  • Daniel J. Boorstin
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    “A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.”
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    “In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. celebrans, p. pr. of celebrare,. See Celebrate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. celebrāre, -ātumceleber, frequented.

Usage

In literature:

The wedding day was celebrated by a feast provided by the groom in the house of the bride's father.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
On the arrival of Maximilian in Castile, his marriage with the Infanta Mary was immediately celebrated.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
One of the principal duties of the doge was to celebrate the symbolic marriage of Venice with the sea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
My prince's brave actions will be celebrated in the country by Tanad.
"Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards" by Evan Evans
Why is the list of celebrated musical composers like a saucepan?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
There is to be a great Masonic celebration at the castle, and what a celebration!
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Next Sunday the soldiers have their celebration.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
Rossini, the celebrated composer, married an opera singer, Isabella Angela Colbran.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
A city is celebrated.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
He was asked for a sentiment to be given for him at the celebration on that day.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
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In poetry:

We meet to celebrate a day,
Which people seldom see;
Time flies so rapidly away
'Tis like a dream to me;
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
This song be ours, and this alone,
To celebrate the name
Of Him that sits upon the throne,
And to exalt the Lamb.
"Behold the Lamb with glory crowned," by Thomas Kelly
His men ride forth to south and north,
They ride to west and east.
Thus ends in grim Montgomery
The celebrated feast.
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
Tis Sesostris, lord of nations,
Victor of three continents,
Visiting the celebrations,
Priests, and pomps, and regiments.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
O, let us celebrate his fame,
And magnify his holy name
Each day and night, and ev'ry hour
We live, unto our utmost pow'r!
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard
For they who meet and meekly sing,
To mark a celebration,
Such trifles as "God Save the King"
Make no real "he-man" nation.
"Glory!" by C J Dennis

In news:

After years of faux celebrities nosing in on the AFC South chat, we had an actual celebrity interrupt one.
Having spent some time living among the celebrities and wanna-be celebrities back in "LaLa Land," home of the original Hollywood, I became something of an expert moviegoer.
Johnny Cash would have turned 80-years-old this year, and though he isn't alive to celebrate his birthday, the celebrations continue.
In popular news, five-time Olympic diving medalist Greg Louganis is slated to judge ABC's new celebrity diving series, Celebrity Splash, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Jack Nicholson, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, John Legend and other celebrities take the stage for a celebration of Carole King and her music to benefit Paul Newman's The Painted Turtle Camp.
"Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger launches PattiKnows.com and celebrates her birthday with a celebrity soiree at Koi restaurant.
Generally, we wouldn't waste a lot of space on a story about a celebrity revealing he slept with another celebrity in 1994.
Celebrities and their loved ones came together to celebrate Thanksgiving yesterday in foodie style.
For most 7-year-old boys, birthday celebrations are about toys and celebrations.
On February 29, in celebration of Leap Day , McDonald's to wants to give customers something "extra" to celebrate.
Find out which celebrities celebrate their birthdays on Leap Day , how to get a free cupcake, and why some enamored ladies will be spurned with 12 pairs of gloves.
On February 29, in celebration of Leap Day, McDonald's to wants to give customers something "extra" to celebrate.
Find out which celebrities celebrate their birthdays on Leap Day, how to get a free cupcake, and why some enamored ladies will be spurned with 12 pairs of gloves.
I knew that the beads and colored drinks from last night's Feb Club party were to celebrate Mardi Gras — the last great celebration before the temperance of the Lenten season.
This past weekend, Hospice of Santa Barbara hosted its 29th annual holiday Light Up A Life celebrations in Goleta and Santa Barbara, inviting families and friends to gather to celebrate the lives and memories of their loved ones.
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In science:

Thus it is non degenerate due to celebrated Cartan’s criterion of semisimplicity.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The celebrated AdS/CFT correspondence, which relates classical ten-dimensional quantum gravity on an anti-de Sitter background with a conformal quantum field theory gives another wide class of examples of this type of correspondence.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The qualitative influence of disorder at second order phase transitions is well understood since Harris proposed a celebrated relevance criterion .
Quenched bond dilution in two-dimensional Potts models
Hardy, “How Come Quantum Theory?” lecture at “Science & Ultimate Reality: Celebrating the Vision of John Archibald Wheeler and Taking It Forward into a New Century of Discovery,” Princeton, New Jersey, March 16, 2002; cf. “Quantum Theory from Five Reasonable Axioms,” quant-ph/0101012.
Quantum Mechanics as a Simple Generalization of Classical Mechanics
For q = 2, the value of pc (2) given above agrees with the celebrated calculation by Onsager [119] of the critical temperature of the Ising model on Z2 , and is implied by probabilistic results in the modern vernacular of .
The Random-Cluster Model
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