Definition of centennial
: a 100th anniversary or its celebration
centenniallyplay \-ə-lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of centennial from the Web
The Timken Foundation's gift is part of the Clinic's seven-year centennial philanthropic campaign, titled The Power of Every One, which has a goal of raising $2 billion.
The celebration capped a long Memorial Day holiday weekend of events to honor Kennedy's legacy and drew thousands of visitors on his centennial celebration.
The celebration capped a long Memorial Day holiday weekend of events to honor Kennedy’s legacy and drew thousands of visitors on his centennial celebration.
The United States Postal Service plans to commemorate Kennedy’s centennial Monday with a dedication of a new JFK postage stamp in Brookline, Massachusetts, where the late president was born on May 29, 1917.
I’d been asked to write a history of the Bishop’s School for its centennial.
For some, the mystery box is as much a curiosity as the current centennial celebration — which comes only about 22 years after the last Dundalk centennial celebration.
Centennial’s William Liu and Peter Ho, the county and regional runners-up, lost their opening-round match to No. 1 seed William Karpinski and Michael Chen of Churchill, 6-2, 6-0.
The Girl Guides of Canada launched their centennial celebration over the past weekend, recognizing the 1910 foundation of the organization in Canada, with the first troop established in St. Catharines, Ontario.
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Origin and Etymology of centennial
Latin centum + English -ennial (as in biennial)
First Known Use: 1791
CENTENNIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of centennial for English Language Learners
: the 100th anniversary of something (such as an important event)
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Definition of centennial for Students
: a 100th anniversary or a celebration of it
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