- 1The action of celebrating an important day or event: the birth of his son was a cause for celebrationMore example sentences
- It seems the smaller the town the bigger the pride and the more the events of celebration.
- It's the final morning and so in celebration we order the full Irish Breakfast from the comfort of our bed.
- We were simply there to paint the town red by way of celebration for Stuart's birthday.
- 1.1 [count noun] A social gathering or enjoyable activity held to celebrate something: a birthday celebrationMore example sentences
jollification, merrymaking, carousing, carousal, revelry, revels, enjoying oneself, partying, parties, festivity, festivities; roistering, debauchery, frolics• informal junketingparty, function, gathering, event, affair, occasion, festivities, festival, fete, carnival, gala, jamboree; West Indian jump-up; Jewish simchaSouth African • informal jol
- There will be no birthday parties or celebrations, except perhaps with some close friends.
- We know what 18th birthday celebrations are like, whether on the town or in houses.
- We decided to visit York to join in the celebrations for the Guy Fawkes Festival and to do some shopping.
early 16th century: from Latin celebratio(n-), from the verb celebrare (see celebrate).