Definitions of commemoration

  1. a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of calling to remembrance; a memorial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of commemorating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The act of calling to remembrance by some special act or solemnity; the act of honouring the memory of a person or an event. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for commemoration

  1. It is kept in commemoration of the fact, that, as on this day, the Prophet experienced some mitigation of the disorder which in the next month terminated his life. – The Faith of Islam by Edward Sell
  2. Two years later, he became editor of the Atlantic Monthly, holding the position until 1861. During this time, he wrote little, but the opening of the Civil War gave a fresh impetus to his muse, his most noteworthy contribution to letters being the " Commemoration Ode" with which he marked its close- a poem which has risen steadily in public estimation, and which is, without doubt, the most notable of its kind ever delivered in America. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson