Definition of anniversary
1 : the annual recurrence of a date marking a notable event a wedding anniversary; broadly : a date that follows such an event by a specified period of time measured in units other than years the 6-month anniversary of the accident
2 : the celebration of an anniversary
Examples of anniversary in a Sentence
the anniversary of the invasion
The exhibit will close on the 100th anniversary of the artist's death.
Recent Examples of anniversary from the Web
Six years ago, timed with the Apollo 11 anniversary, NASA published a thorough document, How to Protect and Preserve the Historic and Scientific Value of U.S. Government Lunar Artifacts, offering safeguards for future moon ventures.
In April 2015, the three of them attended the 40th anniversary of John Wooden’s last championship team at U.C.L.A., one that Brett played on.
Adonis teamed with Eli Drake against NFL alum Moose and NFL free agent DeAngelo Williams (in his debut match) at Slammiversary XV, the company’s 15th anniversary show on Sunday, July 2 on pay-per-view from the Impact Zone.
Want to commemorate a special anniversary, memorialize a family member or honor someone — including yourself — for being a vital member of the community?
But as the seventh anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act approaches Friday, a coalition of progressive groups is pushing the party to get back on offense.
The Birmingham Business Hall of Fame is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The club's website announced their newest additions have officially joined the club and are set to make their home debut against Celtic on July 29, for a showpiece game at the Stadium of Light to mark its 20th anniversary.
Lincoln Park Zoo commemorated the Women's Board's 40th anniversary with an elegant black-tie gala on July 14.
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Origin and Etymology of anniversary
ANNIVERSARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anniversary for English Language Learners
: a date that is remembered or celebrated because a special or notable event occurred on that date in a previous year
ANNIVERSARY Defined for Kids
Definition of anniversary for Students
: a date remembered or celebrated every year because of something special that happened on it in an earlier year a wedding anniversary
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