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Definition of "centenary" [cen•te•na•ry]

  • Of or relating to a 100-year period. (adjective)
  • Occurring once every 100 years. (adjective)
  • A 100-year period. (noun)
  • A centennial. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "centenary" in a sentence
  • "The bridge, restored for its centenary, is a worthy contribution to future tourism in Durango state."
  • "The Carter centenary is accelerating into the homestretch."
  • "Our thoughts today go also to Stockholm, where the other awards are being made, and where the centenary is being marked of the death of Alfred"