UK [senˈtiːnərɪ] / UK [senˈtenərɪ] / US [senˈtenərɪ] / US [ˈsent(ə)nˌerɪ] noun [countable]
Word forms "centenary":
singular centenary plural centenaries
a day or year that people celebrate exactly 100 years after an important event

A parade will be held on the centenary of the nation's independence.

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  • Centenary — ist ein 1175 m hoch gelegener Ort mit etwa 4.000 Einwohnern und ein Distrikt mit etwa 24.000 Einwohnern in Zentralmaschonaland in Simbabwe. Centenary hat zwei Schulen, eine Klinik und einen Militärflugplatz in schlechtem Zustand. Es gibt eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Centenary — Cen te*na*ry, a. [L. centenarius, fr. centum a hundred.] 1. Relating to, or consisting of, a hundred. [1913 Webster] 2. Occurring once in every hundred years; centennial. Centenary solemnities. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centenary — Cen te*na*ry, n.; pl. {Centenaries}. 1. The aggregate of a hundred single things; specifically, a century. Every centenary of years. Hakewill. [1913 Webster] 2. A commemoration or celebration of an event which occurred a hundred years before.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centenary — is pronounced sen teen ǝ ri. It is the usual term in BrE (as both noun and adjective) to denote a hundredth anniversary. In AmE and elsewhere, centennial is more usual. For forms based on centenary denoting longer periods (bicentenary,… …   Modern English usage

  • centenary — c.1600, from L. centenarius of a hundred, relating to a hundred, from centenai a hundred each, from centum hundred (see HUNDRED (Cf. hundred)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • centenary — ► NOUN (pl. centenaries) chiefly Brit. ▪ the hundredth anniversary of an event. ORIGIN from Latin centenarius containing a hundred , from centum a hundred …   English terms dictionary

  • centenary — [sen′tə ner΄ē, sen ten′ər ē] adj. [L centenarius, of a hundred < centeni, a hundred each < centum, HUNDRED] 1. relating to a century; of a period of 100 years 2. of a centennial n. pl. centenaries CENTENNIAL …   English World dictionary

  • centenary — (BrE) (also centennial AmE, BrE) noun VERB + CENTENARY/CENTENNIAL ▪ celebrate, commemorate, mark ▪ The club will hold a party to celebrate its centenary. CENTENARY/CENTENNIAL + NOUN ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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  • centenary — cen|te|na|ry [senˈti:nəri US ˈte , ˈsentəneri] n plural centenaries especially BrE also cen|ten|ni|al [senˈteniəl] especially AmE the day or year exactly 100 years after a particular event centenary of ▪ a concert to mark the centenary of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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