AskDefine | Define bicentennial

Dictionary Definition

bicentennial adj : of or relating to or completing a period of 200 years; "bicentennial celebration" [syn: bicentenary] n : the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it) [syn: bicentenary]

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L bicentennialis fr bi + bicent hundred + ennius year- -ly


  1. Relating to the 200th anniversary of an event or happening.
  2. Occuring every two-hundred (200) years


  1. The 200th anniversary of an event or happening.
    The US bicentennial in 1976 was celebrated greatly because the economy happened to be good.

Extensive Definition

A bicentennial:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

C, anniversary, annual holiday, bicentenary, biennial, birthday, bissextile day, cental, centare, centenarian, centenary, centennial, centennium, centigram, centimeter, centipede, centistere, centred, centref, centrev, centumvir, centumvirate, centurion, century, commemoration, cwt, decennial, diamond jubilee, golden wedding anniversary, gross, hecatomb, holy days, hundred, hundredweight, immovable feast, jubilee, leap year, long hundred, name day, natal day, octennial, one C, quadrennial, quasquicentennial, quincentenary, quincentennial, quinquennial, septennial, sesquicentenary, sesquicentennial, sextennial, silver wedding anniversary, tercentenary, tercentennial, tricennial, triennial, wedding anniversary
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