quincentennial

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noun quin·centen·ni·al \ˌkwin-sen-ˈte-nē-əl\

Definition of quincentennial

quincentennial

adjective

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The United States is such a young country that it will be quite some time before we reach our quincentennial as a nation: 2276 A.D., to be exact. Some American cities will celebrate their quincentennials long before that, but even St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city, will have to wait until 2065. Meanwhile, many young people can look forward happily to our national tricentennial in 2076; and their grandchildren may be around for our quadricentennial in 2176.

Origin and Etymology of quincentennial

Latin quinque five + English centennial


First Known Use: 1884

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