celebratory


celebratory
celebrate VERB 1) mark (a significant occasion) with an enjoyable activity. 2) engage in festivities to mark a significant occasion. 3) honour or praise publicly. 4) perform (a religious ceremony), in particular officiate at (the Eucharist).
DERIVATIVES celebration noun celebrator noun celebratory adjective.
ORIGIN Latin celebrare, from celeber 'frequented or honoured' .

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  • celebratory — [[t]se̱ləbre͟ɪtəri, AM se̱lɪbrətɔːri[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A celebratory meal, drink, or other activity takes place to celebrate something such as a birthday, anniversary, or victory. That night she, Nicholson and the crew had a celebratory dinner …   English dictionary

  • celebratory — adj. Celebratory is used with these nouns: ↑dinner, ↑drink, ↑feast, ↑gunfire, ↑lunch, ↑mood …   Collocations dictionary

  • celebratory — cel|e|bra|to|ry [ˌselıˈbreıtəri US ˈseləbrəto:ri] adj [only before noun] done in order to celebrate a particular event or occasion ▪ Join us for a celebratory drink in the bar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • celebratory — cel|e|bra|to|ry [ sə lebrə,tɔri, seləbrə,tɔri, British ,selə breıt(ə)ri ] adjective a celebratory meal, drink, etc. is one that you have in order to celebrate a special event …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • celebratory — adjective (only before noun) done in order to celebrate a particular event or occasion: Join us for a celebratory drink in the bar …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • celebratory — UK [ˌseləˈbreɪt(ə)rɪ] / US [səˈlebrəˌtɔrɪ] adjective a celebratory meal, drink etc is one that you have in order to celebrate a special event …   English dictionary

  • celebratory — ce•leb•ra•to•ry [[t]səˈlɛb rəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. cvb serving or intended to celebrate: a celebratory feast[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • celebratory — adjective see celebrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • celebratory — See celebration. * * * …   Universalium

  • celebratory — adjective That forms part of a celebration …   Wiktionary