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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event;
[syn: celebration, jubilation]

2. any joyous diversion;
[syn: celebration, festivity]

3. the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual;
- Example: "the celebration of marriage"
[syn: celebration, solemnization, solemnisation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Celebration \Cel`e*bra"tion\, n. [L. celebratio.] The act, process, or time of celebrating. [1913 Webster] His memory deserving a particular celebration. --Clarendok. [1913 Webster] Celebration of Mass is equivalent to offering Mass --Cath. Dict. [1913 Webster] To hasten the celebration of their marriage. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

celebration n 1: a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event [syn: celebration, jubilation] 2: any joyous diversion [syn: celebration, festivity] 3: the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual; "the celebration of marriage" [syn: celebration, solemnization, solemnisation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

138 Moby Thesaurus words for "celebration": Sabbatarianism, agape, asperges, aspersion, auricular confession, baccalaureate service, bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, banquet, bar mitzvah, bas mitzvah, bat, bender, binge, bout, bust, carousal, carouse, ceremonial, ceremonialism, ceremony, circumcision, commemoration, commencement, compotation, confession, confirmation, convocation, cult, cultism, cultus, debauch, drinking bout, drunk, drunken carousal, elation, empty formality, escapade, exercise, exercises, exultation, feast, festivity, fete, fling, formal, formalism, formality, frolic, function, gala, graduation, graduation exercises, guzzle, hallowing, high celebration, hoopla, inaugural, inauguration, incense, initiation, invocation, invocation of saints, jag, joyance, jubilance, jubilation, jubilee, kiss of peace, lark, lesser litany, litany, liturgics, liturgiology, liturgism, liturgy, love feast, lustration, mad round, memorialization, merriment, merrymaking, mummery, observance, observation, office, orgy, party, pax, performance, ploy, potation, praising, processional, pub-crawl, randan, randy, raucous happiness, reciting the rosary, regale, regalement, rejoicing, religious ceremony, revel, revelment, revelry, rite, rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual, ritualism, rituality, ritualization, round of pleasures, sabbatism, sacramentalism, sacramentarianism, sanctification, service, show of joy, solemn observance, solemnity, solemnization, spree, symbolics, symbolism, symposium, tear, telling of beads, the confessional, the confessionary, toot, treat, triumph, wassail, whoopee, wingding
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CELEBRATION, contracts. This word is usually applied, in law, to the celebration of marriage, which is the solemn act by which a man and woman take each other for husband and wife, conformably to the rules prescribed by law. Diet. de Juris. h.t.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Celebration, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 2736 Housing Units (2000): 1093 Land area (2000): 10.669265 sq. miles (27.633268 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.028096 sq. miles (0.072769 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.697361 sq. miles (27.706037 sq. km) FIPS code: 11285 Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12 Location: 28.320059 N, 81.540149 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Celebration, FL Celebration