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Pronunciation:  `anu'vursuree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the date on which an event occurred in some previous year

ANNIVERSARY is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: day of remembrance
 See Also: bicentenary, bicentennial, birthday, centenary, centennial, day, jubilee, millennium, quatercentenary, quatercentennial, quincentenary, quincentennial, tercentenary, tercentennial, triennial, wedding anniversary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An`ni*ver"sa*ry\, a. [L. anniversarius; annus year
    + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.]
    Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly;
    as, an anniversary feast.
    {Anniversary day} (R. C. Ch.). See {Anniversary}, n., 2.
    {Anniversary week}, that week in the year in which the annual
       meetings of religious and benevolent societies are held in
       Boston and New York. [Eastern U. S.]
  2. \An`ni*ver"sa*ry\, n.; pl. {Anniversaries}. [Cf. F.
    1. The annual return of the day on which any notable event
       took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the
       anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
    2. (R. C. Ch.) The day on which Mass is said yearly for the
       soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some
       sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the
       consecration of a pope.
    3. The celebration which takes place on an anniversary day.
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