Definitions of jubilee

  1. a special anniversary ( or the celebration of it)
  2. Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners.
  3. The joyful commemoration held on the fiftieth anniversary of any event; as, the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; the jubilee of the American Board of Missions.
  4. A church solemnity or ceremony celebrated at Rome, at stated intervals, originally of one hundred years, but latterly of twenty- five; a plenary and extraordinary indulgence grated by the sovereign pontiff to the universal church. One invariable condition of granting this indulgence is the confession of sins and receiving of the eucharist.
  5. A season of general joy.
  6. One celebrated upon the completion of sixty, or, according to some, seventy- five, years from the beginning of the thing commemorated.
  7. The fiftieth anniversary of any event.
  8. The year of release among the Jews every fiftieth year, proclaimed by the sound of a trumpet: any season of great public joy and festivity.
  9. The fiftieth anniversary of an event.
  10. Any season of rejoicing.
  11. A grand festival among the Jews, proclaimed by the sound of a trumpet, celebrated every fiftieth year to commemorate their deliverance out of Egypt, at which time all the slaves were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners; a season of festivity and great public joy; a church solemnity or ceremony celebrated every twenty- fifth year at Rome, on which the Pope grants plenary indulgence.
  12. A grand festival among the Jews held at the end of every fifty years, being the year of the release of slaves, and of lands that had been alienated; any festival; a season of great public rejoicing.

Usage examples for jubilee

  1. " It would have been a gratification to me on any day to come to this college and present the prizes to the successful competitors, but as this day is your jubilee day, your fiftieth anniversary, it makes it still more interesting to me to come here to- day and give away the prizes. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  2. Mr. Chamberlain was a guest on the Teutonic at the famous review of the British navy celebrating Queen Victoria's jubilee, where I had the pleasure of again meeting him. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  3. They are such quiet, well- deserving men, these eight black- smocked Brothers who are going North to the jubilee of the great Bishop Grouard, the like of whom there never was. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  4. For Wellington will give jubilee entertainment for fifty years of birthday, perhaps, maybe. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed
  5. This was a custom established at the Court of Madrid, to obtain a jubilee granted to the kings of Spain by the Popes. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  6. The star of 1856 was Madame Peschka- Leutner, who sang in 1872 at the Jubilee festival in Boston. – Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  7. Rejoice with drums, organs, and music, making of every day a New Moon, and change the day which was formerly dedicated to sadness and sorrow into a day of jubilee, because I have appeared; and fear ye naught, for ye shall have dominion not only over the nations, but over the creatures also in the depths of the sea. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  8. Common usage does not retain the title given to the capital in compliment to Queen Victoria of England, and in honor of the Jubilee year. – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. They would have held a jubilee over it. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  10. We had all the women; this was composed entirely of men, and might have passed for a jubilee over the downfall of temperance. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  11. On that great day of jubilee one man, a stranger, but as devout a Christian as any of the conquerors, stood apart downcast, melancholy, saddened by years of fruitless waiting for a few ships. – Christopher Columbus by Mildred Stapley
  12. Indeed, the whole castle was in a state of jubilee, and her Grace promised that she and her ladies would attend the hunt on the following day. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  13. Unless the reader has far more native goodness and acquired grace than the writer, he had better dismiss them speedily, or his feelings may resemble those that Sam Jubilee described on previously. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  14. The clerks and the merchants deserted their stores to greet the newcomers, and there seemed to be a general jubilee. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  15. April 1887. From June 19th to 22nd there were rejoicings at Trieste on account of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  16. It sang to thee then from the boughs a long, loud, joyous jubilee. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. Finding Aggie in the path of his wild jubilee, he treated that bewildered young matron to an unwelcome kiss. – Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo
  18. Those glories, as I think, may be said to have come to an end with the Jubilee of His Holiness Pope Boniface the Eighth, the poor pope who was said to be killed by command of the French king, but who, as I have heard tell, escaped from that fate and died a nameless hermit in a forest of Greece. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy