n. & adj.
—n. (pl. -ies)
1 a two-hundredth anniversary.
2 a celebration of this.
—adj. of or concerning a bicentenary.

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  • Bicentenary — Bi*cen te*na*ry, a. [Pref. bi + centenary.] Of or pertaining to two hundred, esp. to two hundred years; as, a bicentenary celebration. n. The two hundredth anniversary, or its celebration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bicentenary — (adj.) pertaining to a 200 year period, 1843; see BI (Cf. bi ) + CENTENARY (Cf. centenary). Also see BICENTENNIAL (Cf. bicentennial). As a noun, a bicentennial anniversary or celebration, also from 1843 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bicentenary — a noun meaning ‘two hundredth anniversary’ and also a corresponding adjective, is pronounced teen more usually than ten . It is the usual term in BrE, whereas bicentennial is more usual in AmE and elsewhere …   Modern English usage

  • bicentenary — ► NOUN (pl. bicentenaries) ▪ the two hundredth anniversary of a significant event. DERIVATIVES bicentennial noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • bicentenary — [bī sen′tə ner΄ē, bī΄sen ten′ər ē] adj., n. pl. bicentenaries BICENTENNIAL …   English World dictionary

  • bicentenary — bi|cen|te|na|ry [ˌbaısenˈti:nəri US ˈtenəri, ˈsentəneri] n plural bicentenaries especially BrE the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event →↑centenary bicentenary of ▪ the bicentenary of Mozart s death >bicentenary adj [only… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bicentenary — n. to celebrate, mark, observe a bicentenary * * * [ˌbaɪsen tiːn(ə)rɪ] mark observe a bicentenary to celebrate …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bicentenary — noun (C) especially BrE the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event: the bicentenary of Mozart s death bicentenary adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bicentenary — UK [ˌbaɪsenˈtiːnərɪ] / US [ˌbaɪsenˈtenərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms bicentenary : singular bicentenary plural bicentenaries British the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event, or a celebration of this …   English dictionary

  • bicentenary — noun Date: 1872 bicentennial • bicentenary adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bicentenary — [[t]ba͟ɪsenti͟ːnəri, AM te̱n [/t]] bicentenaries N COUNT A bicentenary is a year in which you celebrate something important that happened exactly two hundred years earlier. [BRIT] (in AM, use bicentennial) …   English dictionary

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