Definitions of celebrate

  1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To praise, or honor; to officiate at, as the Mass; commemorate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To make famous: to distinguish by solemn ceremonies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To praise publicly; to distinguish by ceremonies. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To praise; to commemorate by ceremonies and marks of joy and respect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To praise or extol; to render famous; to keep holy; to honour by marks of joy or by ceremonies. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for celebrate

  1. They decided to observe Thanksgiving, Christmas, and celebrate the Proclamation of Freedom on New Year's day. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  2. Then, you see, I can cook, and I wanted to make a little feast to celebrate your beginning the job. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss