Anniversary meaning

ăn'ə-vûr'sə-rē
(more specifically) Such, where the event is a wedding.

We are celebrating our tenth anniversary today.

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The annually recurring date of a past event, as of personal or historical importance.

A wedding anniversary; the anniversary of the founding of Rome.

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An event at which an anniversary is celebrated.
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Any commemoration, not based on years, of the date of an event.

The six-month anniversary of their wedding.

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That is an anniversary.
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Of or connected with an anniversary.
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Of a significant event, a day that is an exact number of years (to the day) since the event occurred. Often preceded by an ordinal number indicating the number of years that have elapsed since the event.

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war.

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A date that follows a certain event by a specified amount of time.

His six-month anniversary of quitting smoking.

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The definition of an anniversary is a date on which something important happens that is noted in some way each year thereafter.

An example of an anniversary is the day on which a person got married.

An example of an anniversary is 9/11 after the bombing in New York.

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The annually recurring date on which some event took place.
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The commemoration of such an event on that date in following years.
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(loosely) A day subsequent in time to a given event by some (especially significant) factor other than a year (especially as prefixed by the amount of time in question).
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Origin of anniversary

  • Middle English anniversarie from Medieval Latin (diēs) anniversāria anniversary (day) from Latin feminine of anniversārius returning yearly annus year at- in Indo-European roots versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the Latin adjective anniversarius (“returning yearly”), from vertere (“to turn”), + annus (“year”).
    From Wiktionary