Definition of anniversary in English:

anniversary

Line breaks: an¦ni|ver¦sary
Pronunciation: /anɪˈvəːs(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural anniversaries)

1The date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year: the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain the 75th anniversary of the RAF
More example sentences
  • In 2000, The New Yorker Festival was inaugurated to mark the magazine's seventy-fifth anniversary.
  • Today is the anniversary of the seige of the Alamo.
  • This year marks the 10th anniversary of his pro debut.
Synonyms
jubilee, commemoration
1.1The date on which a couple were married in a previous year: he even forgot our tenth anniversary!
More example sentences
  • Who else can say they got divorced on the tenth anniversary of their wedding?
  • No matter how old you are it is important not to forget your wedding anniversary as Pat Evans found out to his cost last week.
  • A couple approaching their golden anniversary have thanked the Lord for 50 years of marital bliss.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin anniversarius 'returning yearly', from annus 'year' + versus 'turning'.

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