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cel·e·brate

 (sĕl′ə-brāt′)
v. cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing, cel·e·brates
v.tr.
1. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing. See Synonyms at observe.
2. To perform (a religious ceremony): celebrate Mass.
3. To extol or praise: a sonnet that celebrates love.
4. To make widely known; display: "a determination on the author's part to celebrate ... the offenses of another" (William H. Pritchard).
v.intr.
1. To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
2. To perform a religious ceremony.
3. To engage in festivities: went out and celebrated after the victory.

[Middle English celebraten, from Latin celebrāre, celebrāt-, to frequent, celebrate, from celeber, celebr-, frequented, famous.]

cel′e·bra′tion n.
cel′e·bra′tor n.
cel′e·bra·to′ry (sĕl′ə-brə-tôr′ē, sə-lĕb′rə-) adj.

cel•e•bra•tion

(ˌsɛl əˈbreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act of celebrating.
2. the festivities engaged in to celebrate something.
[1520–30; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.celebration - a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy eventcelebration - a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
social function, social occasion, occasion, affair, function - a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
2.celebration - any joyous diversioncelebration - any joyous diversion      
agon - a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
jollification, merrymaking, conviviality - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
feria - (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
festival, fete - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
gala, gala affair, jamboree, blowout - a gay festivity
Ludi Saeculares, secular games - the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era
victory celebration - a celebration following a victory in a battle or sports competition
3.celebration - the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage"
ritual - the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

celebration

noun
1. party, festival, gala, jubilee, festivity, rave (Brit. slang), junketing, beano (Brit. slang), revelry, red-letter day, rave-up (Brit. slang), merrymaking, jollification, carousal, -fest (in combination), hooley or hoolie (chiefly Irish & N.Z.) There was a celebration in our house that night.
2. commemoration, honouring, remembrance This was not a memorial service but a celebration of his life.
3. performance, observance, solemnization the celebration of Mass in Latin

celebration

noun
1. The act of observing a day or an event with ceremonies:
2. The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event:
festivity, merrymaking, rejoicing, revel (often used in plural), revelry.
3. A big, exuberant party:
Slang: bash, blast, blowout.
4. A large or important social gathering:
Informal: do.
Slang: bash.
Translations
selebrasie
اِحْتِفَالاحْتِفال
oslava
fejringfest
juhlat
उत्सव
proslava
megünneplésünneplés
hátíîahald
祝い
축하
praznovanje
svečanost
firande
การฉลอง
việc tổ chức ăn mừng

celebration

[ˌselɪˈbreɪʃən] N
1. (= act) → celebración f, festejo m
in celebration ofpara celebrar
2. (= party) → fiesta f, guateque m; (= festivity) → festividad f
we must have a celebrationhay que celebrarlo or festejarlo, hay que hacer una fiesta
the jubilee celebrationslas conmemoraciones or los festejos del aniversario

celebration

[ˌsɛlɪˈbreɪʃən] n
(= party, festival) → fête f
[fact, event] → célébration f

celebration

n
(= party, festival)Feier f; (= commemoration, jubilee also)Gedenkfeier f; (= act of celebrating)Feiern nt; during the centenary celebrationswährend der Hundertjahrfeier(n); in celebration ofzur Feier (+gen)
(= praise)Verherrlichung f
(of mass, ritual)Zelebration f; (of communion)Feier f

celebration

[ˌsɛlɪˈbreɪʃn] n (act) → celebrazione f; (festivity) → celebrazione, festa

celebrate

(ˈseləbreit) verb
to mark by giving a party etc in honour of (a happy or important event). I'm celebrating (my birthday) today.
ˈcelebrated adjective
famous. a celebrated actress.
ˌceleˈbration noun
birthday celebrations.
ceˈlebrity (-ˈle-) plural ceˈlebrities noun
a well-known person. celebrities from the world of entertainment.

celebration

اِحْتِفَال oslava fejring Feier εορτασμός celebración juhlat célébration proslava celebrazione 祝い 축하 viering feiring świętowanie celebração празднование firande การฉลอง kutlama việc tổ chức ăn mừng 庆典
References in classic literature ?
No doubt the old cheery publicity is a little embarrassing to the two most concerned, and the old marriage customs, the singing of the bride and bridegroom to their nuptial couch, the frank jests, the country horse-play, must have fretted the souls of many a lover before Shelley, who, it will be remembered, resented the choral celebrations of his Scotch landlord and friends by appearing at his bedroom door with a brace of pistols.
As to the grander forms of music, worthy to accompany solemn celebrations, and even to serve as an educating influence according to the ancient conception, I say nothing, for with these we are not immediately concerned.
Haarlem offered prizes for tulip-growing; and this fact brings us in the most natural manner to that celebration which the city intended to hold on May 15th, 1673 in honour of the great black tulip, immaculate and perfect, which should gain for its discoverer one hundred thousand guilders!
Eight months after the celebration of the nuptials between Captain Blifil and Miss Bridget Allworthy, a young lady of great beauty, merit, and fortune, was Miss Bridget, by reason of a fright, delivered of a fine boy.
I think that hardly less immoral than the lubricity of literature, and its celebration of the monkey and the goat in us, is the spectacle such criticism affords of the tigerish play of satire.
For, my dear children, you must know that it happened just then that the young emperor who ruled over the City of Simple Simons had gained a great victory over his enemy, and in celebration thereof, he had ordered illuminations, fireworks, shows of all kinds, and, best of all, the opening of all prison doors.
The amiable M'Kenrie, whose modesty as he afterwards assured us had been the only reason of his having so long concealed the violence of his affection for Janetta, on receiving this Billet flew on the wings of Love to Macdonald-Hall, and so powerfully pleaded his Attachment to her who inspired it, that after a few more private interveiws, Sophia and I experienced the satisfaction of seeing them depart for Gretna-Green, which they chose for the celebration of their Nuptials, in preference to any other place although it was at a considerable distance from Macdonald-Hall.
The crowd detained us as we drew near to the place of celebration.
for we shall find our delicate modern ears unable to endure the vast uproar which is about to commence in celebration of the king's escape
In 1311 a new impetus was given to the whole ceremony by the establishment of the late spring festival of Corpus Christi, a celebration of the doctrine of transubstantiation.
He never wrote to them--that may have been selfish, but it was a part of the flattery of his trust of me; for the way in which a man pays his highest tribute to a woman is apt to be but by the more festal celebration of one of the sacred laws of his comfort; and I held that I carried out the spirit of the pledge given not to appeal to him when I let my charges understand that their own letters were but charming literary exercises.
There is a Celebration in the streets, and no one will be accessible until dark.