Definition of centenary
Examples of centenary in a Sentence
This year marks the centenary of the building's construction.
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Awarded Royal status in 1978 to honor its centenary, Troon has hosted nine Open Championships, most recently in 2016 with an epic final-day duel between Phil Mickelson and eventual winner Henrik Stenson of Sweden.
This year marks the centenary of America's entry into what was then called the Great War.
On July 12, the centenary of the artist’s birth, the postal service will celebrate the first day of 12 commemorative Forever stamps, each depicting a detail from a Wyeth painting.
Opened on June 16 to celebrate Finland’s centenary of independence, Hossa is the country’s 40th national park, not to mention one of the most stirring ways to experience Finland’s ancient eco-drama.
The centenary of this moment will likely inspire a wave of celebratory concerts and recordings.
Little wonder the Kremlin has been at pains to play down celebration of the revolution’s centenary this year.
Their heads of state -- the kings and queens of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, as well as Iceland’s president -- will descend upon Helsinki on Thursday to celebrate the centenary and rub elbows.
JOHANNESBURG — Spanish officials in South Africa are marking the centenary of the sinking of a steamer vessel that killed 134 Spanish passengers and crew members during World War I.
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A centenary, like its cousin centennial, is an anniversary. Thus, the year 2013 may mark the centenary of a town's founding, and the year-long calendar of public events that the town sponsors for the occasion—that is, the celebration of the anniversary—can also be called a centenary. Individuals have their own centenaries, which usually celebrate their births; thus, Gerald Ford's centenary will occur in 2013, and John Kennedy's in 2017. And if you live long enough to be a centenarian, you'll be around to join the celebrations.
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