anniversary


anniversary
anniversary [an΄ə vʉr′sə rē]
n.
pl. anniversaries [ME anniversarie < ML anniversaria (dies), anniversary (day) < L anniversarius < annus, year + versum, pp. of vertere, to turn: see VERSE]
1. the date on which some event occurred in an earlier year
2. the commemoration of such an event on that date in following years
adj.
1. that is an anniversary
2. of or connected with an anniversary

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Synonyms:
(in the sense of returning with the year), , , , ,


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