Anniversary Definition

ănə-vûrsə-rē
anniversaries
noun
anniversaries
The annually recurring date on which some event took place.
Webster's New World
The commemoration of such an event on that date in following years.
Webster's New World
Any commemoration, not based on years, of the date of an event.
The six-month anniversary of their wedding.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
day of remembrancequincentenaryholidewaliquincentennialrecurrencefestivalcommemorationcelebrationmemorable datewedding anniversarycelebration of a datebiennialseptennialred-letter-day
adjective
That is an anniversary.
Webster's New World
Of or connected with an anniversary.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Anniversary

Noun

Singular:
anniversary
Plural:
anniversaries

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

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