sesquicentennial
noun Date: 1880 a 150th anniversary or its celebration • sesquicentennial adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sesquicentennial — pertaining to a century and a half, 1880, from L. sesqui one and a half (from semis a half + que and ) + CENTENNIAL (Cf. centennial) (q.v.). First recorded ref. is to Baltimore s …   Etymology dictionary

  • sesquicentennial — ☆ sesquicentennial [ses΄kwisen ten′ē əl, ses΄kwi senten′yəl ] adj. of or ending a period of 150 years n. a 150th anniversary or its commemoration …   English World dictionary

  • sesquicentennial — 1. adjective /ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtɛniəl/ a) Occurring every 150 years b) Of, or relating to a sesquicentenary 2. noun /ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtɛniəl/ A 150th anniversary. The city celebrated its sesquicentennial last year …   Wiktionary

  • sesquicentennial — n. & adj. n. = SESQUICENTENARY. adj. of or relating to a sesquicentennial …   Useful english dictionary

  • sesquicentennial — sesquicentennially, adv. /ses kwi sen ten ee euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or marking the completion of a period of 150 years. n. 2. a 150th anniversary or its celebration. [1875 80, Amer.; SESQUI + CENTENNIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • sesquicentennial — 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

  • sesquicentennial — n. 150th anniversary adj. pertaining to a period of 150 years; pertaining to the celebration of a 150th anniversary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sesquicentennial — ses·qui·centennial …   English syllables

  • sesquicentennial — ses•qui•cen•ten•ni•al [[t]ˌsɛs kwɪ sɛnˈtɛn i əl[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to or marking the completion of 150 years 2) a 150th anniversary or its celebration • Etymology: 1875–80, amer. ses qui•cen•ten′ni•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • sesquicentennial — /ˌsɛskwisənˈtɛniəl/ (say .seskweesuhn teneeuhl) adjective 1. consisting of or marking the completion of a period of a century and a half, or 150 years. 2. consisting of or recurring every 150 years. –noun 3. a sesquicentenary …   Australian English dictionary

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