noun (plural millenaries)
- 1A period of a thousand years. Compare with millennium.
- 1.1A thousandth anniversary.More example sentences
- Clearly, much of what was propagated about Alfred at the time of the millenary was based on the accretion of centuries of tradition and myth.
- The Alfred the Great millenary in 1901 makes this problem apparent.
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- Consisting of a thousand people, years, etc.: he mustered millenary forcesMore example sentences
- For them, the millenary celebrations proffered an avenue to the rebuilding of the cultural self-confidence needed to continue ruling the empire.
- Thornycroft was thus largely given free rein to devise an idealized image of Anglo-Saxon Englishness in his statue for the millenary commemoration.
mid 16th century: from late Latin millenarius 'having a thousand', based on Latin mille 'thousand'.
More definitions of millenaryDefinition of millenary in:
- The US English dictionary