noun (plural centenaries)
- The hundredth anniversary of a significant event: the society has just celebrated its centenary the stunning vitality of a musician who is nearing his centenaryMore example sentences
- This month sees the centenary of the events that began the 1905 Revolution.
- And it is to salute the centenary of this event that I am talking about William Osler at this particular moment.
- The club has an exhaustive list of planned events to mark the centenary, including a gala evening and dinner at Pittodrie, a rock concert at the stadium and official celebrations on the city's Union Street.
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- Relating to a hundredth anniversary: the centenary year of the artist’s birthMore example sentences
- This is the centenary month of Arne Jacobsen's birth, and his lifework is celebrated in two exhibitions in Denmark, and a new book.
- The myriad developments that have had their impact on the profession are too numerous to fit into one article-that's why we'll be publishing a series of centenary highlights throughout the year.
- In this, the national theatre's centenary year, this new production of the Abbey's signature play does not suffer in comparison with Garry Hynes's Druid staging last February.
early 17th century (denoting a century): from Latin centenarius 'containing a hundred', based on Latin centum 'a hundred'.
More definitions of centenaryDefinition of centenary in:
- The US English dictionary