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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 Semitic roots.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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jubilee

noun celebration, holiday, fête, festival, carnival, festivity, gala Queen Victoria's jubilee
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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
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jubilee

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

nJubiläum nt
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jubilee

[ˈdʒuːbɪˌliː] ngiubileo
silver jubilee → venticinquesimo anniversario
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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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"Yes, there's a meeting of the Society of Amateurs today in commemoration of the jubilee of Svintitch," said Katavasov in answer to Levin's inquiry.
The Diamond Jubilee was upon us, and Queen's weather had already set in.
"The year of Jubilee is come,-- Return, ye ransomed sinners, home."
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.
"Tell us about it." "When did it come?" "How much did you get for it?" "What will Father say?" "Won't Laurie laugh?" 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.
A jubilee of acclamations followed; and even Prince John, in admiration of Locksley's skill, lost for an instant his dislike to his person.
Peg Barney that cleared out the Blue Lights' Jubilee meetin' wid the cook-room mop last year?
His way led, all in the dewy morn, past the verge of Sherwood Forest, where the birds were welcoming the lovely day with a great and merry jubilee. Across the Tanner's shoulders was slung his stout quarterstaff, ever near enough to him to be gripped quickly, and on his head was a cap of doubled cowhide, so tough that it could hardly be cloven even by a broadsword.
The first Nichols had been dead since the reign of King William the Fourth, the second since the jubilee year of Queen Victoria.
"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.
"Mistress Dudley is keeping jubilee for the King of England's birthday."