celebration noun

ADJ. big, great, noisy | little, quiet, small | family | joyous a joyous celebration of life | double a double birthday celebration | special | national, official, public, street There were wild street celebrations when England won the Cup. | anniversary, birthday, centenary, Christmas, New Year, victory, wedding (usually with celebrations) 50th anniversary celebrations | religious

VERB + CELEBRATION have, hold They held a special celebration in his honour. | join (in) I hope you'll join in the Christmas celebrations.


PREP. in ~ of They organized a dinner in celebration of the year's successes.

PHRASES a cause for celebration The victory was a cause for great celebration. | a celebration of (sb's) life, a celebration to mark sth They held a celebration to mark forty years of the lifeboat service.