noun, plural an·ni·ver·sa·ries.
- annihilation radiation,
- anniversary day,
- anniversary reaction,
- anno aetatis suae,
- anno domini,
- anno hebraico
Origin of anniversary
Examples from the Web for anniversary
In 1995, Myerson made a point not to attend the 75th anniversary of the Miss America pageant.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Liu was nearing the 20th anniversary of his arrival in America, having landed from China on Christmas Eve, 1994, at the age of 12.
It is anniversary that will go largely unacknowledged, like so much else about the history of the event.
This year will represent the 20th anniversary of the first Running of the Santas.
Billboard and Entertainment Weekly similarly praised it upon the anniversary.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last occasion was the anniversary of my poor aunt's death.The Prude's Progress|Jerome K. Jerome
The month of January brings around one anniversary which, of late, has been much in the minds of the British people.The Quiver 12/1899|Anonymous
For an hour he shivered and thought of his wife, the neighbors, and the anniversary.Negro Tales|Joseph Seamon Cotter
While forming these projects, I tell Eva that we will keep the anniversary of yesterday as a holiday all our lives.Hania|Henryk Sienkiewicz
Twenty-seven years later, on the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, his body was taken to Richmond for burial.Historic Shrines of America|John T. (John Thomson) Faris
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for anniversary
early 13c., originally especially of the day of a person's death, from Medieval Latin anniversarium, from Latin anniversarius (adj.) "returning annually," from annus (genitive anni) "year" (see annual (adj.)) + versus, past participle of vertere "to turn" (see versus). The adjective came to be used as a noun in Church Latin as anniversaria (dies) in reference to saints' days. An Old English word for "anniversary" (n.) was mynddæg, literally "mind-day."