noun, plural cen·ten·ar·ies.
- centennial state,
- center back
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.
Martin Luther King asked President John Kennedy to issue a new emancipation proclamation on the centenary of the first.
Thus are the historiographical trenches dug for the centenary.
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|Nicholas Wapshott|July 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One hundred years ago today was the occasion for James Joyce to publish a piece on “The Centenary of Charles Dickens.”
At the centenary of his birth, December 12, 1904, an effort was made to arouse enthusiasm.The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences|Hilary Abner Herbert
The first hung over the mantelpiece, and was called The Centenary Meeting.The Farringdons|Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
The sepoy army heard of our failures, and the centenary of the battle of Plassy was signalised by the Great Mutiny.The Earl of Beaconsfield|James Anthony Froude
Never surely was there such a gathering in Herrnhut as on that Centenary Day.History of the Moravian Church|J. E. Hutton
The centenary of his birth was celebrated at Penzance in February, 1879.Cornish Worthies, Volume 1 (of 2)|Walter H. Tregellas
noun plural -naries
Word Origin 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.