verb (used with object), cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing.
verb (used without object), cel·e·brat·ed, cel·e·brat·ing.
- celebes sea,
- celebrated jumping frog of calaveras county, the,
Origin of celebrate
Examples from the Web for celebratory
Akbar and McCain raced out of the courtroom, recording a celebratory Vine in the elevator.
For the first time in this war, the sounds of rifle file were celebratory rather than a part of combat.
Homeland fans made ranting about the awfulness of petulant teen Dana Brody into a weekly celebratory ritual.
But when the numbers were released, the reaction in the Grimes camp—and in local and national media—was celebratory.Alison Grimes Will Have to Step It Up to Beat Mitch McConnell|Sam Youngman|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Upon finding out she had been cast on the show, a celebratory call to her father was the first phone call she made.‘The Bachelor’: Ex-Contestant Leslie Hughes Spills Nine Secrets About the Show|Anna Klassen|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Word Origin for celebrate
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.