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an·ni·ver·sa·ry

 (ăn′ə-vûr′sə-rē)
n. pl. an·ni·ver·sa·ries
1. The annually recurring date of a past event, as of personal or historical importance: a wedding anniversary; the anniversary of the founding of Rome.
2. A date that follows a certain event by a specified amount of time: his six-month anniversary of quitting smoking.
3. An event at which an anniversary is celebrated.

[Middle English anniversarie, from Medieval Latin (diēs) anniversāria, anniversary (day), from Latin, feminine of anniversārius, returning yearly : annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots + versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

anniversary

(ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. the date on which an event occurred in some previous year: a wedding anniversary.
2. the celebration of this
adj
3. of or relating to an anniversary
4. recurring every year, esp on the same date
[C13: from Latin anniversārius returning every year, from annus year + vertere to turn]

an•ni•ver•sa•ry

(ˌæn əˈvɜr sə ri)

n., pl. -ries,
adj. n.
1. the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event.
2. the celebration or commemoration of such a date.
3. a wedding anniversary.
adj.
4. returning or recurring each year; annual.
5. of or pertaining to an anniversary.
[1200–50; Middle English anniversarie (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin (diēs)anniversāria anniversary (day), Latin anniversārius recurring yearly =anni-, comb. form of annus year + vers(us), past participle of vertere to turn + -ārius -ary]

anniversary

birthday
1. 'anniversary'

An anniversary is a date when you remember something special that happened on that date in an earlier year.

It's our wedding anniversary today.
They celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.
2. 'birthday'

Don't refer to the anniversary of the date when you were born as your 'anniversary'. You call it your birthday.

On my twelfth birthday I received a letter from my father.
It was 10 December, my daughter's birthday.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anniversary - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)anniversary - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
birthday - an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)
jubilee - a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)
wedding anniversary - the anniversary of the day on which you were married (or the celebration of it)
semicentenary, semicentennial - the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
centenary, centennial - the 100th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
sesquicentennial - the 150th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
bicentenary, bicentennial - the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
tercentenary, tercentennial, triennial - the 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
quatercentenary, quatercentennial - the 400th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
quincentenary, quincentennial - the 500th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
millenary, millennium - the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
bimillenary, bimillennium - the 2000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

anniversary

noun jubilee, remembrance, commemoration the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ho Chi Minh

Anniversaries

YearTraditionalModern
1stPaperClocks
2ndCottonChina
3rdLeatherCrystal, glass
4thLinen (silk)Electrical appliances
5thWoodSilverware
6thIronWood
7thWool (copper)Desk sets
8thBronzeLinen, lace
9thPottery (china)Leather
10thTin (aluminium)Diamond jewellery
11thSteelFashion jewellery, accessories
12thSilkPearls or coloured gems
13thLaceTextile, furs
14thIvoryGold jewellery
15thCrystalWatches
20thChinaPlatinum
25thSilverSterling silver
30thPearlDiamond
35thCoral (jade)Jade
40thRuby
45thSapphire
50thGold
55thEmerald
60thDiamond
Translations
ذِكْرَى سَنَوِيَّةذِكْرى سَنَوِيَّهعيد
výročí
årsdagjubilæum
hääpäivävuosipäivä
godišnjicajubilejobljetnica
évforduló
afmæli
記念日
기념일
metinės
gadadiena
výročie
obletnica
godišnjica
årsdag
การฉลองครบรอบปี
yıl dönümüyıldönümü
ngày kỷ niệm

anniversary

[ˌænɪˈvɜːsərɪ] Naniversario m
wedding anniversaryaniversario m de bodas
golden/silver wedding anniversarybodas fpl de oro/plata
the Góngora anniversary dinnerel banquete para festejar el aniversario de Góngora

anniversary

[ˌænɪˈvɜːrsəri]
n
[event] → anniversaire m
the anniversary of sth → l'anniversaire de qch
the thirtieth anniversary of sth → le trentième anniversaire de qch
(also wedding anniversary) → anniversaire m de mariage
modif
(= commemorative) [celebration, year] → commémoratif/ive, anniversaire; [party, dinner, concert] → commémoratif/ive, anniversaire
(for wedding anniversary) [card, present] → d'anniversaire de mariage

anniversary

nJahrestag m; (= wedding anniversary)Hochzeitstag m; anniversary celebrationsFeiern planlässlich eines Jahrestages/Hochzeitstages; anniversary dinner/gift(Fest)essen nt/Geschenk ntzum Jahrestag/Hochzeitstag; the anniversary of his deathsein Todestag m

anniversary

[ˌænɪˈvɜːsrɪ]
1. nanniversario
2. adj anniversary celebrationcelebrazione f dell'anniversario
anniversary dinner → pranzo per l'anniversario, cena commemorativa

anniversary

(ӕnəˈvəːsəri) plural anniˈversaries noun
the day of the year on which something once happened and is remembered. We celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary.

anniversary

ذِكْرَى سَنَوِيَّة výročí jubilæum Jahrestag επέτειος aniversario vuosipäivä anniversaire godišnjica anniversario 記念日 기념일 verjaardag jubileum rocznica aniversário годовщина årsdag การฉลองครบรอบปี yıl dönümü ngày kỷ niệm 周年纪念
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This is the third anniversary of our felicitous union.
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On the 5th of September, 1651, sire, the anniversary of the other battle of Dunbar, so fatal to the Scots, I was conquered.
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I see her, an old woman, weeping for me on the anniversary of this day.