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Definition 1: the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ceremony or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inaugural ceremony

(ceremony is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremonial cleansing from defilement or uncleanness by the performance of appropriate rites

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremony having religious meaning

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a military custom performed in observance of some event or anniversary

(... is a kind of ceremony ) the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)

"she gave the trophy but he made the presentation"

Definition 2: any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ceremony or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea

Definition 3: a formal event performed on a special occasion - [noun denoting event]

Samples where ceremony or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

Synonyms for ceremony in the sense of this definition

(ceremony is a kind of ...) a vaguely specified social event

"the party was quite an affair" "an occasion arranged to honor the president" "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a requirement of etiquette or custom

"a mere formality"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers

(... is a kind of ceremony ) (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches

"academic exercises"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a formal entry into an organization or position or office

"his initiation into the club" "he was ordered to report for induction into the army" "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a formal ceremony performed by military personnel

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a rich and spectacular ceremony

(... is a kind of ceremony ) the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

"hundreds of people attended his funeral"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) formal ceremony about important occasions

"pomp and circumstance"

(... is a kind of ceremony ) a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)

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