- of or relating to a period of 100 years.
- recurring once in every 100 years: a centenary celebration.
- a centennial.
- a period of 100 years; century.
Origin of centenary
Examples from the Web for centenary
On the centenary of World War I, Europe's suddenly facing a crisis of Russian aggression.Crimea Is Gone—What Does NATO Do Next?
March 2, 2014
Martin Luther King asked President John Kennedy to issue a new emancipation proclamation on the centenary of the first.What Was the Goal of MLK’s March on Washington?
July 26, 2013
Thus are the historiographical trenches dug for the centenary.The Utterly Pointless First World War
Michael F. Bishop
May 22, 2013
July 31 marks the centenary of the birth of the high priest of monetarism, Milton Friedman.Nicholas Wapshott: A Lovefest Between Milton Friedman and J.M. Keynes
July 30, 2012
One hundred years ago today was the occasion for James Joyce to publish a piece on “The Centenary of Charles Dickens.”Charles Dickens Bicentenary: Why We Should Care
February 7, 2012
It so happened that we were at Frankfort on the centenary of Goethe's death.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
Speech delivered on the Centenary of his birth, February 12, 1909.
In 1916, the centenary of his birth was celebrated in Port Louis.
Never surely was there such a gathering in Herrnhut as on that Centenary Day.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
We cannot, therefore, as yet fix upon the objects of our Centenary Offering.The Story of My Life
- of or relating to a period of 100 years
- occurring once every 100 years
- a 100th anniversary or its celebration
Word Origin and History for centenary
c.1600, "period of 100 years," from Latin centenarius "of a hundred, relating to a hundred," from centenai "a hundred each," from centum "hundred" (see hundred). As a noun, "100th anniversary," from 1788.