Meaning of “celebration” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"celebration" in British English

See all translations


uk /ˌsel.əˈbreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsel.əˈbreɪ.ʃən/

B1 [ C ] a special social event, such as a party, when you celebrate something:

There were lively New Year celebrations all over town.
Such good news calls for (= deserves) a celebration!

[ U ] the act of celebrating something:

Let's buy some champagne in celebration of her safe arrival.

More examples

  • If ever there was a cause for celebration, this peace treaty was it.
  • They planned a special celebration for her homecoming.
  • A celebration is held for the boy at the age when he is considered to have reached manhood.
  • The ending of the war is not a cause for celebration, but rather for regret that it ever happened.
  • This calls for a celebration!

(Definition of “celebration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Blogs about "celebration"

by katewoodford,