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celastrus orbiculatus | celastrus scandens | celature | celebes | celebrant | celebrate | celebrated | celebrater | celebration | celebrator | celebratory


Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)
42 in 40 verses (in OT : 35 in 33 verses) (in NT : 7 in 7 verses)


celebratev. t. [L. celebratus, p. p. of celebrare to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber famous.].
  •  To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.
    "We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences."  [1913 Webster]
    "Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,
    Exult to celebrate thy festival.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To commemorate; distinguish; honor.


celebrate, v.
1 tr. mark (a festival or special event) with festivities etc.
2 tr. perform publicly and duly (a religious ceremony etc.).
3 a tr. officiate at (the Eucharist). b intr. officiate, esp. at the Eucharist.
4 intr. engage in festivities, usu. after a special event etc.
5 tr. (as celebrated adj.) publicly honoured, widely known.

celebration n. celebrator n. celebratory adj.
L celebrare f. celeber -bris frequented, honoured



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