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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
5. Extrinsic Affections
 
883. Celebration.
 
  
NOUN:CELEBRATION, solemnization, commemoration, ovation, triumph; lionization.
  inauguration, installation, presentation; coronation; début [F.], coming out [colloq.]; Lord Mayor’s show [London, Eng.]; harvest-home, husking bee, quilting bee; birthday, anniversary, biennial, triennial &c.; centenary, centennial; bicentenary, bicentennial; tercentenary, tercentennial &c.; “the day we celebrate”; red-letter day; trophy [See Trophy]; jubilation, laudation, pæan or pean; Te Deum (thanksgiving) [See Worship]; festivity, festival; fête [See Ostentation]; Forefathers’ Day [U. S.], Independence Day, “the Glorious Fourth” [U. S.]; holiday [See Amusement].
  triumphal arch, bonfire; salute, salvo, salvo of artillery; feu de joie [F.], flourish of trumpets, fanfare, colors flying, illuminations.
  [WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES] wooden wedding [5th], tin wedding [10th], crystal wedding [15th], china wedding [20th], silver wedding [25th], golden wedding [50th], diamond wedding [60th].
  JUBILEE, 50th anniversary; diamond jubilee, 60th anniversary.
  
VERB:CELEBRATE, keep, signalize, do honor to, commemorate, solemnize, hallow; keep high festival, keep holiday; mark with a red letter.
  PLEDGE, drink to, toast; hob and nob, hobnob with; present.
  INAUGURATE, install, instate, induct, chair.
  rejoice [See Rejoicing]; kill the fatted calf, hold jubilee; roast an ox, serve up the Thanksgiving turkey, serve up the Christmas goose; fire a salute, dip the colors, present arms; paint the town red [colloq.]; maffick [colloq., Eng.].
  
ADJECTIVE:CELEBRATING &c. v.; commemorative, celebrated, immortal; solemn, jubilant; kept, kept in remembrance.
  
ADVERB:IN HONOR OF, in commemoration of, in celebration of, in memory of; as a toast.
  
INTERJECTION:HAIL! all hail! “see the conquering hero comes!” “Hail! hail! the gang’s all here!”
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. I drink to the general joy of the whole table.—Macbeth
  2. God bless thy lungs, good Knight.—II Henry IV.
  3. One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One nation evermore!—Holmes
  4. A broadside for our Admiral, Load every crystal gun.—Holmes
  5. Ere we depart we’ll share a bounteous time.—Timon of Athens
  6. They are ever forward In celebration of this day.—Henry VIII
  7. Less noise, less noise!—II Henry IV
  8. The yearly course that brings this day about Shall never see it but a holiday.—King John
  9. Lest we forget.—Kipling

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