centennial

noun
cen·ten·ni·al | \sen-ˈte-nē-əl \

Definition of centennial 

: a 100th anniversary or its celebration

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Other Words from centennial

centennial adjective
centennially \-ə-lē \ adverb

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This year is actually Robbins' centennial, as he was born in Oct. 1918 in New York. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "TUTS to close 50th anniversary with Jerome Robbins production," 19 June 2018 At Coke, for example, Ryan worked on the centennial campaign for more than two years. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Historian swore he'd never leave Coca-Cola — then Ford called," 29 June 2018 The Card Home celebrated its centennial anniversary, on June 10. Kitty Leshay, Courant Community, "Carrd Home Celebrates 100 Years Of Care," 19 June 2018 Fellers, a history aficionado, did a project in observance of Crystal Lake's centennial in 2014. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Yorkville marker to honor Illinois' original northern border," 12 May 2018 Florahome's centennial was celebrated with a large community gathering that included food, and the infamous town firework show on October 2, 1999. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Putnam County: Flower power reigns in tiny town," 6 May 2018 For more information about the centennial campaign, visit www. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "$150 million campaign announced for Houston Zoo," 9 Apr. 2018 Jewelry company House of Lavande flew a select few editors and guests down south to attend their celebration of Palm Beach's centennial. Amanda Hearst, Marie Claire, "Weekend Sojourn with the House of Lavande," 24 Jan. 2011 The National Park Service put on a big marketing campaign in 2016 for its centennial celebration that encouraged people to come out and enjoy the parks. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Kennesaw Mountain is one of the most visited parks in America," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of centennial

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for centennial

Latin centum + English -ennial (as in biennial)

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centennial

noun

English Language Learners Definition of centennial

: the 100th anniversary of something (such as an important event)

centennial

noun
cen·ten·ni·al | \sen-ˈte-nē-əl \

Kids Definition of centennial

: a 100th anniversary or a celebration of it

Other Words from centennial

centennial adjective

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