Centennial

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Definitions of centennial:

  1.   the 100th anniversary
  2.   The celebration of the hundredth anniversary of any event; a centenary.
  3.   The celebration of a hundredth anniversary.
  4.   A centenary.
  5.   Happening once in a hundred years.
  6.   Lasting or aged a hundred years.
  7.   the 100th anniversary ( or the celebration of it)
  8.   of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years; " centennial celebration"
  9.   Consisting of, or enduring, a hundred years; taking place once in a hundred years.
  10.   A hundredth anniversary.
  11.   Pert. to a hundred years.
  12.   Happening once in a hundred years; as, centennial jubilee; a centennial celebration.
  13.   Happening once in a century.
  14.   Relating to, or associated with, the commemoration of an event that happened a hundred years before; as, a centennial ode.
  15.   Lasting or having lived a hundred years; happening every hundred years.

Usage examples for centennial:

  1. It is June of the Centennial year, and all the land is ablaze with patriotic fervor. ” – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  2. “ I wish that all qualified Americans permitted to vote were willing to vote, but surely in this centennial year of Emancipation all those who are willing to vote should always be permitted. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. “ Bell's first apparatus was poor, the results being described by himself as " unsatisfactory and discouraging," which was almost as true of the devices he exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  4. The number of pilgrims from all parts of the Christian world, who had come to Rome on occasion of the centennial celebration, is said by some writers to have been not less than half a million. ” – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson
  5. This fact was clearly shown in the recent newspaper controversy which grew out of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of Webster's birth. ” – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  6. Only it runs along to the north side of the Centennial Valley and not on the south side, where you came in. ” – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  7. While in Philadelphia she visited the great Centennial Exposition, and called on many of her friends in the city. ” – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward
  8. 20, 1881. Garfield died at Elberton, N. J., September 19. That Charleston meant what she said is shown in the reception which was accorded the First Connecticut Regiment, invited to visit the city after attending the Centennial Celebration at Yorktown, Virginia. ” – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  9. She wouldn't have wore her best clothes to the Centennial would she? ” – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  10. This series of centennial celebrations, which has been of great value in stimulating American patriotism and awakening throughout the country a keen interest in American history, will naturally come to an end in 1889. The close of President Cleveland's term of office marks the close of the first century of the government under which we live, which dates from the inauguration of President Washington on the balcony of the Federal building in Wall street, New York, on the 30th of April, 1789. It was on that memorable day that the American Revolution may be said to have been completed. ” – The War of Independence by John Fiske
  11. The semi- centennial of painless surgery was celebrated, in 1896, in Boston, New York, London, and other cities, and the credit of its discovery was universally awarded to William T. G. Morton. ” – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  12. Because of the centennial feature, no less a person than the President of the United States, who had spent a year of his boyhood at a local school, was pledged to attend. ” –  by
  13. It's something like a centennial only its has more legs. ” – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  14. The women of the country, after having contributed nearly one hundred thousand dollars to the centennial stock, found there had been no provision made for the separate exhibition of their work. ” – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  15. At the Centennial Exposition, at Philadelphia, in competition with all the prominent varieties in the world, it was ranked highest by the judges. ” – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  16. “ I also wrote " A last word," which was lost by The Centennial in Sydney when it died out. ” – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  17. “ I have been appointed a delegate to represent the State Medical Association at the Centennial Congress in London the middle of next month- and somehow I- feel a bit pulled lately and I thought I would take the little chap and have- have a wander- jahr. ” – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess
  18. The Centennial promised wonderfully well at first on my place, but after two or three years developed a feebleness and tendency to disease which led me to discard it. ” – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  19. “ " Why, Miss Phoebe," he said, eagerly, " I've ben tellin' your sister about my plan to go back to the Centennial year- 1876, ye know." ” – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  20. The thought of celebrating by a world's fair the third centennial of Columbus's immortal deed anticipated the anniversary by several years. ” – Official Views Of The World's Columbian Exposition by C. D. Arnold H. D. Higinbotham

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