Associations to the word «Ceremony»

Wiktionary

CEREMONY, noun. A ritual with religious significance.
CEREMONY, noun. An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event.
CEREMONY, noun. A formal socially established behaviour, often in relation to people of different ranks.
CEREMONY, noun. (obsolete) An omen or portent.

Dictionary definition

CEREMONY, noun. A formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor".
CEREMONY, noun. Any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way; "the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine"; "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball"; "he disposed of it without ceremony".
CEREMONY, noun. The proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony".

Wise words

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