Associations to the word «Inaugural»

Wiktionary

INAUGURAL, adjective. Of inauguration; as in a speech or lecture by the person being inaugurated.
INAUGURAL, adjective. Marking the beginning of an operation, venture, etc.
INAUGURAL, noun. An inauguration; a formal beginning.
INAUGURAL, noun. A formal speech given at the beginning of an office.

Dictionary definition

INAUGURAL, noun. An address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president).
INAUGURAL, noun. The ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration".
INAUGURAL, adjective. Occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction; "the President's inaugural address"; "an inaugural ball".
INAUGURAL, adjective. Serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats