Tercentenary Ter*cen"te*na*ry, a. [L. ter thirce + E. centenary.] Including, or relating to, an interval of three hundred years. -- n. The three hundredth anniversary of any event; also, a celebration of such an anniversary. [1913 Webster]

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  • tercentenary — (n.) 1844, pertaining to a period of 300 years, from TER (Cf. ter ) three times + CENTENARY (Cf. centenary) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tercentenary — ► NOUN (pl. tercentenaries) ▪ a three hundredth anniversary. DERIVATIVES tercentennial adjective & noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tercentenary — [tʉr΄senten′ē əl, tər sen′ten′ē əltʉr΄sen ten′ər ē, tər sen′tə ner΄ē] adj., n. pl. tercentenaries [L ter, three times (akin to tres,THREE) + CENTENARY] TRICENTENNIAL: also tercentennial [tʉr΄senten′ē əl, tər sen′ten′ē əl] …   English World dictionary

  • tercentenary — [[t]tɜ͟ː(r)senti͟ːnəri, AM te̱n [/t]] N SING: oft the N of n A tercentenary is a day or a year which is exactly three hundred years after an important event such as the birth of a famous person. ...the tercentenary of Purcell s death …   English dictionary

  • tercentenary — UK [ˌtɜː(r)sənˈtiːnərɪ] / US [ˌtɜrs(ə)nˈtenərɪ] / US [tɜrˈsentəˌnerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms tercentenary : singular tercentenary plural tercentenaries a celebration that takes place when something has been in existence or has been happening …   English dictionary

  • tercentenary — noun (plural ries) Date: 1855 a 300th anniversary or its celebration • tercentenary adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tercentenary — /terr sen ten euh ree, terr sen tn er ee/; esp. Brit. /terr sen tee neuh ree/, adj., n., pl. tercentenaries. tricentennial. Also, tercentennial. [1835 45; TER + CENTENARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tercentenary — 1. noun the 300th anniversary of an event 2. adjective of, or relative to such an anniversary, or to a span of 300 years See Also: tercentennial …   Wiktionary

  • tercentenary — Synonyms and related words: C, anniversary, annual holiday, bicentenary, bicentennial, biennial, birthday, bissextile day, cental, centare, centenarian, centenary, centennial, centennium, centigram, centimeter, centipede, centistere, centred,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tercentenary — ter|cen|te|na|ry [ˌtə:senˈti:nəri US ˌtə:rsenˈtenəri, tə:rˈsentəneri] n plural tercentenaries BrE [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: ter three times + English centenary] the day or year exactly 300 years after a particular event …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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