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ju·bi·lee

 (jo͞o′bə-lē′, jo͞o′bə-lē′)
n.
1.
a. A specially celebrated anniversary, especially a 50th anniversary.
b. The celebration of such an anniversary.
2. A season or occasion of joyful celebration.
3. Jubilation; rejoicing.
4. often Jubilee Bible In the Hebrew Scriptures, a year of rest to be observed by the Israelites every 50th year, during which slaves were to be set free, alienated property restored to the former owners, and the lands left untilled.
5. often Jubilee Roman Catholic Church A year during which plenary indulgence may be obtained by the performance of certain pious acts.

[Middle English jubile, from Old French, from Late Latin iūbilaeus, the Jewish year of jubilee, alteration (influenced by iūbilāre, to raise a shout of joy) of Greek iōbēlaios, from iōbēlos, from Hebrew yôbēl, ram, ram's horn, jubilee; see ybl in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]

jubilee

(ˈdʒuːbɪˌliː; ˌdʒuːbɪˈliː)
n
1. a time or season for rejoicing
2. a special anniversary, esp a 25th or 50th one
3. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a specially appointed period, now ordinarily every 25th year, in which special indulgences are granted
4. (Judaism) Old Testament a year that was to be observed every 50th year, during which Hebrew slaves were to be liberated, alienated property was to be restored, etc
5. a less common word for jubilation
[C14: from Old French jubile, from Late Latin jubilaeus, from Late Greek iōbēlaios, from Hebrew yōbhēl ram's horn, used for the proclamation of the year of jubilee; influenced by Latin jūbilāre to shout for joy]

ju•bi•lee

(ˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli)

n.
1. the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the 25th, 50th, 60th, or 75th.
2. the completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like.
3. any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity.
4. rejoicing or jubilation.
5. (in the Roman Catholic Church)
a. Also called ju′bilee year′. an appointed year or other period, ordinarily every 25 years, in which a plenary indulgence is granted upon repentance and the performance of certain acts.
b. the plenary indulgence granted.
6. a yearlong period observed by Jews in ancient times every 50 years, during which Jewish slaves were freed, alienated lands restored to the original owner, and the fields left untilled. Lev. 25. Compare sabbatical year (def. 2).
7. an African-American folk song concerned with future happiness or deliverance from tribulation.
adj.
8. flambé: cherries jubilee.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French jubile < Late Latin jūbilaeus < Late Greek iōbēlaîos (with assimilation to Latin jūbilāre to shout for joy) « Hebrew yōbhēl ram's horn, jubilee]

jubilee

- Comes from Hebrew yobhel, "ram's horn," which was used as a trumpet to proclaim the jubilee, a year of emancipation and restoration (every 50 years).
See also related terms for trumpet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jubilee - a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)jubilee - a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
diamond jubilee - an anniversary celebrating the passage of 60 years
silver jubilee - an anniversary celebrating the passage of 25 years

jubilee

noun celebration, holiday, fête, festival, carnival, festivity, gala Queen Victoria's jubilee
Translations
يوبيل
jubileumvýročí
jubilæum
jubilejobljetnica
jubileum
fagnaîarhátíî, afmælishátíî
jubiliejus
jubileja
jubileum
obletnica

jubilee

[ˈdʒuːbɪliː] N (= celebration) → jubileo m; (= anniversary) → aniversario m
silver jubileevigésimo quinto aniversario m

jubilee

[ˌdʒuːbɪˈliː] njubilé m
silver jubilee → vingt-cinquième anniversaire
golden jubilee → cinquantième anniversaire

jubilee

nJubiläum nt

jubilee

[ˈdʒuːbɪˌliː] ngiubileo
silver jubilee → venticinquesimo anniversario

jubilee

(ˈdʒuːbiliː) noun
a celebration of a special anniversary (especially the 25th, 50th or 60th) of some event, eg the succession of a king or queen. The king celebrated his golden jubilee (= fiftieth anniversary of his succession) last year.
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cried the family, all in one breath as they clustered about Jo, for these foolish, affectionate people mad a jubilee of every little household joy.
Lady," said Gamut, who, helpless and useless as he was, had not yet dreamed of deserting his trust, "it is the jubilee of the devils, and this is not a meet place for Christians to tarry in.
The year of Jubilee is come,-- Return, ye ransomed sinners, home.
A beggar-woman and her little boy--pale, ragged objects both--were coming up the walk, and I ran down and gave them all the money I happened to have in my purse--some three or four shillings: good or bad, they must partake of my jubilee.
A jubilee of acclamations followed; and even Prince John, in admiration of Locksley's skill, lost for an instant his dislike to his person.
The Jubilee of the Constitution, delivered at New York, April 30, 1839, before the New York Historical Society.
Mistress Dudley is keeping jubilee for the King of England's birthday.
We'll sound the jubilee, from the centre to the sea, And Ireland shall be free, says the Shan-van Vogh.
Some of the symptoms reminded me of the stir produced among the scullions of a large hotel, where a grand jubilee dinner is about to be given.
A day was now given up to jubilee, to celebrate the arrival of Mr.
Peg Barney that cleared out the Blue Lights' Jubilee meetin' wid the cook-room mop last year?
In those days it was considered a sort of crime to part with one's inheritance at any price--and even if a man did part with it, it reverted to himself or his heirs again at the next jubilee year.