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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anniversary  \An`ni*ver"sa*ry\,  a.  [L.  anniversarius  annus  year 
  +  vertere  versum  to  turn:  cf  F.  anniversaire.] 
  Returning  with  the  year,  at  a  stated  time;  annual;  yearly; 
  as  an  anniversary  feast. 
 
  {Anniversary  day}  (R.  C.  Ch.).  See  {Anniversary},  n.,  2. 
 
  {Anniversary  week},  that  week  in  the  year  in  which  the  annual 
  meetings  of  religious  and  benevolent  societies  are  held  in 
  Boston  and  New  York.  [Eastern  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anniversary  \An`ni*ver"sa*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Anniversaries}.  [Cf.  F. 
  anniversaire.] 
  1.  The  annual  return  of  the  day  on  which  any  notable  event 
  took  place  or  is  wont  to  be  celebrated;  as  the 
  anniversary  of  the  Declaration  of  Independence. 
 
  2.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  The  day  on  which  Mass  is  said  yearly  for  the 
  soul  of  a  deceased  person;  the  commemoration  of  some 
  sacred  event,  as  the  dedication  of  a  church  or  the 
  consecration  of  a  pope. 
 
  3.  The  celebration  which  takes  place  on  an  anniversary  day 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anniversary 
  n  :  the  date  on  which  an  event  occurred  in  some  previous  year 
  [syn:  {day  of  remembrance}] 




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