- bi•cen•ten•ni•al[[t]ˌbaɪ sɛnˈtɛn i əl[/t]] adj.1) pertaining to a 200th anniversary2) lasting 200 years3) occurring every 200 years4) a 200th anniversary•Etymology: 1880–85 bi`cen•ten′ni•al•ly, adv.
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Bicentennial — Bi cen*ten ni*al, n. The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its celebration. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Bicentennial — Bi cen*ten ni*al, a. [Pref. bi + centennial.] 1. Consisting of two hundred years. [1913 Webster] 2. Occurring every two hundred years. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bicentennial — also, bi centennial, 1843 (adj.), 1871 (noun), Amer.Eng., from BI (Cf. bi ) + CENTENNIAL (Cf. centennial) (q.v.). In rivalry with bicentenary (1831) which seems to have been the more common word in Britain … Etymology dictionary
bicentennial — [bī΄sen ten′ē əl] adj. 1. happening once in a period of 200 years 2. lasting 200 years 3. of a 200th anniversary n. ☆ a 200th anniversary or its commemoration … English World dictionary
bicentennial — bicentennially, adv. /buy sen ten ee euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or in honor of a 200th anniversary: bicentennial celebration; a bicentennial exposition. 2. consisting of or lasting 200 years: a bicentennial period. 3. occurring every 200 years … Universalium
Bicentennial — A bicentennial:* is the two hundredth anniversary of an event, or the celebrations pertaining thereof. * in the US, is a synonym for the United States Bicentennial and Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. * in Australia, is a synonym for the 1988… … Wikipedia
bicentennial — bi|cen|ten|ni|al [ˌbaısenˈteniəl] n AmE the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event ▪ the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence >bicentennial adj ▪ bicentennial celebrations … Dictionary of contemporary English
bicentennial — noun (C) AmE the day or year exactly 200 years after an important event: the bicentennial of the declaration of independence bicentennial adjective: bicentennial celebrations … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bicentennial — [[t]ba͟ɪsente̱niəl[/t]] bicentennials 1) N COUNT A bicentennial is the same as a bicentenary. [mainly AM] 2) ADJ: ADJ n Bicentennial celebrations are held to celebrate a bicentenary … English dictionary
bicentennial — UK [ˌbaɪsenˈtenɪəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms bicentennial : singular bicentennial plural bicentennials mainly American a bicentenary … English dictionary
bicentennial — noun Date: 1883 a 200th anniversary or its celebration • bicentennial adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary