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Definitions of ceremony

  1. the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A sign or prodigy; a portent. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A sacred rite; as, the marriage ceremony; a prescribed formality; behavior regulated by the laws of strict etiquette. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A sacred rite: the outward form, religious or otherwise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A rite; observance; formality. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Ceremonial. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A formal act, rite, or observance; formal civility. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A prescribed form of observance of a more or less religious and solemn nature; the celebration of it; prescribed formality. Master of ceremonies, one who sees that the due forms are observed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Outward forms or rites in religion; formal rules or regulations; certain kinds of social intercourse; state etiquette. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for ceremony

  1. Then the Colonel got to his feet, and bowed to Stephen with ceremony – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  2. " We went through the marriage ceremony here, three weeks ago, she and I, as this man will tell you. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
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