Semicentennial
Semicentennial Sem`i*cen*ten"ni*al, a. Of or pertaining to half of a century, or a period of fifty years; as, a semicentennial commemoration. [1913 Webster]

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  • Semicentennial — Sem i*cen*ten ni*al, n. A fiftieth anniversary. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semicentennial — [sem΄i sen ten′ē əl] adj. [ SEMI + CENTENNIAL] of or ending a period of 50 years n. a 50th anniversary or its commemoration …   English World dictionary

  • semicentennial — noun Date: 1859 a 50th anniversary or its celebration • semicentennial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semicentennial — 1. adjective Occurring every 50 years 2. noun A 50th anniversary. The city celebrated its semicentennial last year …   Wiktionary

  • semicentennial — /sem ee sen ten ee euhl, sem uy /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a fiftieth anniversary. n. 2. a fiftieth anniversary. 3. the celebration of this anniversary. [1855 60; SEMI + CENTENNIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • semicentennial — adj. of or pertaining to a 50th anniversary, marking the 50th anniversary n. period of fifty years; 50th anniversary of an event; celebration of a 50th anniversary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semicentennial — semi·centennial …   English syllables

  • semicentennial — sem•i•cen•ten•ni•al [[t]ˌsɛm i sɛnˈtɛn i əl, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to a fiftieth anniversary 2) a fiftieth anniversary 3) a celebration of this • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • semicentennial — I noun the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it) • Syn: ↑semicentenary • Hypernyms: ↑anniversary, ↑day of remembrance II adjective of or relating to or marking the 50th anniversary …   Useful english dictionary

  • semicentenary — I noun the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it) • Syn: ↑semicentennial • Hypernyms: ↑anniversary, ↑day of remembrance II adjective of or relating to or marking the 50th anniversary …   Useful english dictionary

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