Origin of celebrated
verb (used with object), cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing.
verb (used without object), cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing.
Origin of celebrate
Synonyms for celebrate
Related Words for celebratedacclaimed, revered, big, eminent, famed, glorious, great, high-powered, illustrious, immortal, important, large, notable, outstanding, popular, preeminent, prominent, renowned, storied, well-known
Examples from the Web for celebrated
Contemporary Examples of celebrated
It was known as the feast of Akitu, and it was celebrated in April.New Year’s Eve, Babylon Style
December 31, 2014
Now, it is the most traditional and celebrated Christmas cake in Germany—and definitely not associated with fasting.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Most Latin Americans celebrated the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers
December 20, 2014
People on the streets of Havana cheered and celebrated the return of fighters from the Sierra Maestra.Cuba Is A Kleptocracy, Not Communist
December 19, 2014
Seeking to be celebrated for simply hiring a woman is tokenizing and offensive.Wonder Woman Takes a Big Step Back
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of celebrated
It is certainly one of the most remarkable as well as celebrated of trees.
He was the warm supporter and intimate friend of the celebrated Canning.
December 29, 1892, Mr. Gladstone celebrated his eighty-third birthday.
On the 13th of December, 1882, Mr. Gladstone's political jubilee was celebrated.
July 25, 1889, Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone celebrated their "Golden Wedding."
Word Origin for celebrate
"much-talked-about," 1660s, past participle adjective from celebrate (v.).
mid-15c., originally of the Mass, from Latin celebratus "much-frequented; kept solemn; famous," past participle of celebrare "assemble to honor," also "to publish; sing praises of; practice often," originally "to frequent in great numbers," from celeber "frequented, populous, crowded;" with transferred senses of "well-attended; famous; often-repeated." Related: Celebrated; celebrating.