- pertaining to, or marking the completion of, a period of 100 years.
- pertaining to a 100th anniversary.
- lasting 100 years.
- 100 years old.
- a 100th anniversary or its celebration; centenary.
Origin of centennial
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Examples from the Web for centennial
The Centennial West line, which would be about the same size, would sweep west from Oklahoma towards California.Electricity Superhighway
October 16, 2014
Friday Dec 13 brought reports of yet another school shooting, this one at Arapahoe High School, in Centennial, CO.The School Shootings You Didn’t Hear About—One Every Two Weeks Since Newtown
December 12, 2013
The campaign to make “The Star-Spangled Banner” the national anthem began on the centennial of the song in 1914.Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem
July 4, 2013
To commemorate the centennial on Friday, shops and eateries will price their goods as if it were 1913.Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years, 100 Facts
February 1, 2013
Because Kansas is kicking off its centennial year, she concentrated on a very Kansas subject: Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz.Butter Sculptor Sharon BuMann on Her Art, ‘Butter’ Movie & More
September 22, 2012
It is well for us that the Lincoln centennial comes to say this to us persuasively and commandingly.
I was there once, in the Centennial, and it was so full everywheres.Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
It is June of the Centennial year, and all the land is ablaze with patriotic fervor.
At least you would have wondered a decade ago in the Centennial year.
Her hymn for the Bolivar centennial has become the national song of Venezuela.Woman's Work in Music
- relating to, lasting for, or completing a period of 100 years
- occurring every 100 years
- mainly US and Canadian another name for centenary
C18: from Latin centum hundred, on the model of biennial
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Word Origin and History for centennial
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