Definition of Ceremony

1. Noun. A formal event performed on a special occasion. "A ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"




2. Noun. Any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way. "He disposed of it without ceremony"
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Chanoyu, Tea Ceremony
Derivative terms: Ceremonial, Ceremonious

3. Noun. The proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion. "An inaugural ceremony"

Definition of Ceremony

1. n. 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; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.

Definition of Ceremony

1. Noun. A ritual with religious significance. ¹

2. Noun. An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event. ¹

3. Noun. Formal socially-established behaviour often in relation to people of different ranks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ceremony

1. a formal observance [n -NIES]

Ceremony Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Ceremony Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceremony

ceremonial behaviour
ceremonial dance
ceremonial occasion
ceremonialism
ceremonialisms
ceremonialist
ceremonialists
ceremonially
ceremonialness
ceremonials
ceremonies
ceremonious
ceremoniously
ceremoniousness
ceremony (current term)
cereologist
cereologists
cereology
cereolysin
cereopsis
cereous
ceresin
ceresine
ceresines
ceresins
cereus
cereuses
cerevisiae
cerge

Literary usage of Ceremony

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"The lustration of the priestess was to have closed the ceremony, but one woman came late, running down the steep bank, and Oleng did not send her away, ..."

2. Publication by Field Columbian Museum (1903)
"PRELIMINARY ceremony. a. ... ceremony, a few of the leaders, ... whereupon usually a few words are said about the approaching ceremony. ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"Another ceremony is holding the ... in twenty-four hours. at fun-fet, and do hot go out till the ceremony is over ..."

4. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1901)
"When the mode of contracting a marriage altered, the earlier mode, from having been a reality, survived as a ceremony. Thus, as we have seen, the custom of ..."

5. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1891)
"When the mode of contracting a marriage altered, the earlier mode, from having been a reality, survived as a ceremony. Thus, as we have seen, the custom of ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Ceremony

Search for Ceremony on Dictionary.com!Search for Ceremony on Thesaurus.com!Search for Ceremony on Google!Search for Ceremony on Wikipedia!

Search