noun, plural an·ni·ver·sa·ries.
Origin of anniversary
Examples from the Web for anniversary
Contemporary Examples of 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?
January 7, 2015
Liu was nearing the 20th anniversary of his arrival in America, having landed from China on Christmas Eve, 1994, at the age of 12.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
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’
November 20, 2014
Historical Examples of anniversary
In 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, they both died.
Eight years from now America will celebrate its 200th anniversary as a nation.
It is very fitting that this anniversary should be duly recognized.
Read at the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the state of Kansas.
This was at about the period when Olympia Squires became involved in the anniversary.The Uncommercial Traveller
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."