Feb 27, 2008

Celebration (Word of the Day, 2008/2/20)

Jerry Wang
Celebrate (v.)
►to perform publicly with suitable ceremonies, as a Mass
ex: The new priest will celebrate Mass today.
►to make known with praise; honor
ex: The names of many heroes are celebrated by the poets.
►to commemorate with suitable observances
ex: We celebrated the TYTC 100th meeting by holding a party.
►to observe a holiday; perform a religious ceremony
ex: We celebrate the lunar new year on January first in the lunar calendar.
Celebrated (adj)
ex: The spot is celebrated for its hot spring.
Celebration (n.)
►the act of celebrating
ex: The party was in celebration of the TYTC 100th meeting.
►that which is done to celebrate anything
ex: The celebration in lunar new year includes giving red envelope and letting off firecrackers.
Celebrity (n.)
►fame; distinction
ex: Dr. Wang gained celebrity in science.
►a renowned or famous person
ex: The president is a national celebrity.

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