anniversary


anniversary
noun
ADJECTIVE
first, second, etc.
wedding
diamond, golden, silver, etc.

The event celebrates its silver anniversary this summer.

VERB + ANNIVERSARY
celebrate, commemorate, honour/honor (esp. AmE), mark

They held celebrations to mark the anniversary of Mozart's death.

ANNIVERSARY + VERB
be, fall

The anniversary of the founding of the charity falls in November.

approach, come up

Our 20th anniversary is coming up.

ANNIVERSARY + NOUN
celebration, party
edition, issue

the 100th anniversary edition of this classic novel

year

the 200th anniversary year of Darwin's birth

PREPOSITION
anniversary of

the anniversary of their son's death

on an/the anniversary

on the 20th anniversary of his death

He bought her a diamond ring on their tenth wedding anniversary.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(in the sense of returning with the year), , , , ,


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  • Anniversary — An ni*ver sa*ry, a. [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.] Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast. [1913 Webster] {Anniversary day} (R. C. Ch.). See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anniversary — [an΄ə vʉr′sə rē] n. pl. anniversaries [ME anniversarie < ML anniversaria (dies), anniversary (day) < L anniversarius < annus, year + versum, pp. of vertere, to turn: see VERSE] 1. the date on which some event occurred in an earlier year… …   English World dictionary

  • Anniversary — An ni*ver sa*ry, n.; pl. {Anniversaries}. [Cf. F. anniversaire.] 1. The annual return of the day on which any notable event took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. [1913 Webster] 2. (R. C.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anniversary — 10 Years of Hits Compilation par George Jones Sortie 30 octobre 1982 Enregistrement 1972 1982 Durée 61:53 Genre Country …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anniversary — (n.) early 13c., originally especially of the day of a person s death, from M.L. anniversarium, from L. anniversarius (adj.) returning annually, from annus (gen. anni) year (see ANNUAL (Cf. annual) (adj.)) + versus, pp. of vertere to turn (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anniversary — [n] yearly observance, celebration ceremony, commemoration, feast day, festival, holiday, jubilee, recurrence, red letter day; concepts 800,801,815,823 …   New thesaurus

  • anniversary — ► NOUN (pl. anniversaries) ▪ the date on which an event took place in a previous year. ORIGIN from Latin anniversarius returning yearly …   English terms dictionary

  • Anniversary — For other uses, see Anniversary (disambiguation). An anniversary is a day that commemorates and/or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same day of the year as the initial event. For example, the first event is the initial occurrence or,… …   Wikipedia

  • anniversary — 01. I want to surprise my wife with a big party for our twentieth [anniversary]. 02. Today we celebrate the [anniversary] of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 03. If I forget my wedding [anniversary], my wife will kill me. 04. Each… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • anniversary — n. 1) to celebrate, commemorate, mark, reach an anniversary 2) a wedding anniversary 3) a diamond; golden; silver anniversary 4) on an anniversary (on their tenth wedding anniversary) * * * [ˌænɪ vɜːs(ə)rɪ] commemorate mark golden reach an… …   Combinatory dictionary


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