bicentennial bicentennial  /ˌbaɪ sɛn ˈtɛ ni əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
  2. (adj) of or relating to or completing a period of 200 years

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And few that are so perennially relevant, as demonstrated by the effort to prepare for the expedition's bicentennial, beginning this January.
  2. For the Mitterrand government, the bicentennial is a political opportunity and a ticklish responsibility.

News

  1. Prayer breakfast to celebrate Covington's bicentennial to be held July 2

    In honor of the city of Covington's bicentennial this year, a community prayer breakfast will be held July 2 at the Briggs Assembly Center on the campus of St. Paul's School. The event will begin 7 a.m. and will include...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. Queen sought for June 29 Covington Bicentennial Parade

    The Covington Bicentennial Parade Committee is currently accepting nominations for one young woman who will serve as queen of the June 29 Covington Bicentennial Parade. Nominees must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years old as of June...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Bicentennial commission adds new attraction

    With less than two months to go before its weekend-long War of 1812 celebration, the Fort Stephenson Bicentennial Commission has added a new attraction to the three-day event.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fremont News-Messenger

Quotes

  1. Expressing admiration for her long friendship with the United States, Bush noted that Elizabeth had dined with 10 presidents and had "helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17 ......"
    on May 8, 2007 By: President Bush Source: AND

  2. "Today we recall the bicentennial of a watershed in the history of the church in the United States: its first great chapter of growth," Benedict said. "In these two hundred years, the face of the Catholic community in your country has changed...
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "It is an honor to be here: a place where Lincoln served, was inaugurated, and where the nation he saved bid him a last farewell," Obama said at the Capitol on Thursday. "As we mark the bicentennial of our 16th president's birth, I cannot...
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

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