Crossword clues for ceremony
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ceremony \Cer"e*mo*ny\, n.; pl. Ceremonies. [F. c['e]r['e]monie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.]
Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or authority, in the conduct of important matters, as in the performance of religious duties, the transaction of affairs of state, and the celebration of notable events; as, the ceremony of crowning a sovereign; the ceremonies observed in consecrating a church; marriage and baptismal ceremonies.
According to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof shall ye keep it [the Passover].
--Numb. ix. 3
Bring her up the high altar, that she may The sacred ceremonies there partake.
[The heralds] with awful ceremony And trumpet's sound, throughout the host proclaim A solemn council.
Behavior regulated by strict etiquette; a formal method of performing acts of civility; forms of civility prescribed by custom or authority.
Ceremony was but devised at first To set a gloss on . . . hollow welcomes . . . But where there is true friendship there needs none.
Al ceremonies are in themselves very silly things; but yet a man of the world should know them.
A ceremonial symbols; an emblem, as a crown, scepter, garland, etc. [Obs.]
Disrobe the images, If you find them decked with ceremonies. . . . Let no images Be hung with C[ae]sar's trophies.
A sign or prodigy; a portent. [Obs.]
C[ae]sar, I never stood on ceremonies, Yet, now they fright me.
Master of ceremonies, an officer who determines the forms to be observed, or superintends their observance, on a public occasion.
Not to stand on ceremony, not to be ceremonious; to be familiar, outspoken, or bold.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., cerymonye, from Old French ceremonie and directly from Medieval Latin ceremonia, from Latin caerimonia "holiness, sacredness; awe; reverent rite, sacred ceremony," an obscure word, possibly of Etruscan origin, or a reference to the ancient rites performed by the Etruscan pontiffs at Caere, near Rome. Introduced in English by Wyclif.
n. 1 A ritual with religious significance. 2 An official gathering to celebrate, commemorate, or otherwise mark some event. 3 A formal socially established behaviour, often in relation to people of different ranks. 4 (context obsolete English) An omen or portent.
any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way; "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"
the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion; "an inaugural ceremony"
A ceremony (, ) is an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion. The word may be of Etruscan origin, via the Latin caerimonia.
Ceremony is the fifth studio album by rock band The Cult, first released on 24 September 1991.
"Ceremony" is a song by Joy Division, released as New Order's debut single in 1981. The song and its B-side, "In a Lonely Place", were written as Joy Division prior to the death of Ian Curtis. Both were carried over to the band's re-incarnation as New Order.
New Order released the song as a single twice, firstly in March 1981 and secondly in September 1981 featuring new member Gillian Gilbert.
The song appears in Sofia Coppola's 2006 film Marie Antoinette.
A ceremony is an act performed on a special occasion.
Ceremony may also refer to:
Ceremony is the ninth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, first published in 1982. It is the first of three Spenser novels involving the character April Kyle, who returns in Taming a Sea-Horse and Hundred-Dollar Baby.
Ceremony is an American punk rock band from Rohnert Park, California. The band features Ross Farrar (vocals), Anthony Anzaldo (guitar), Justin Davis (bass), Andy Nelson (guitar), and Jake Casarotti (drums). Ryan Mattos (guitar) left before the group's Matador Records signing in 2011.
Ceremony is a 2010 American film directed by Max Winkler, in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Lee Pace, Rebecca Mader and Reece Thompson. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010. The film was released on VOD on March 4, 2011 and opened in theaters April 8, 2011.
Ceremony is a novel by Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko, first published by Penguin in March 1977. The title Ceremony is based upon the oral traditions and ceremonial practices of the Navajo and pueblo people.
Ceremony is the second studio album by Swedish musician Anna von Hausswolff. It was released in July 2013 in North America on Other Music Recording Co.
Ceremony is a 1969 album by progressive UK rock band Spooky Tooth in collaboration with French electronic and "found-object" composer Pierre Henry. The album takes the form of a church service. A Pierre Henry-free version of the closing track "Hosanna" with different lyrics appears on 2015 Universal release 'The Island Years 1967-1974' under the title "When I Get Home." The release also includes an alternate take of "Have Mercy" (also without Henry) and a session outtake titled "Shine a Light on Me."
The album is considered by singer and songwriter Gary Wright to have ended the band's career. "Then we did a project that wasn't our album. It was with this French electronic music composer named Pierre Henry. We just told the label, 'You know this is his album, not our album. We'll play on it just like musicians.' And then when the album was finished, they said, 'Oh no no — it's great. We're gonna release this as your next album.' We said, 'You can't do that. It doesn't have anything to do with the direction of Spooky Two and it will ruin our career.' And that's exactly what happened."1
"Ceremony" is a single by guitarist Joe Satriani, released in 1998 through Epic Records. It is an instrumental track from his seventh studio album, Crystal Planet, and reached No. 28 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Usage examples of "ceremony".
They had the place of honor as witnesses while Abel performed the strange ceremony of vows that constituted the Fort Freedom pledge ceremony.
Turning ceremony was a time of great celebration, as Abel detailed the progress from the year before.
On Monday, April 22, at the Huis ten Bosch Palace at The Hague, Adams was received by His Most Serene Highness the Prince of Orange, William V, and his wife Princess Wilhelmina in a ceremony of formal recognition.
With its elaborate frescoed ceiling and tall French doors overlooking a small lake and fountain, it could have been a chamber at Versailles, and as the ceremony proceeded ever so slowly, Adams had ample time to look about.
On June 12, Adams having returned, Nabby and Colonel William Smith were married in the house on Grosvenor Square, in a small ceremony with only a few friends present--the Copleys, among others.
Questions of ceremony and etiquette, such matters as how properly to address the President, required prompt attention, and to Adams these were no small concerns.
ON MONDAY, March 4, 1793, in an inaugural ceremony of record brevity, Adams looked on respectfully as Washington took the oath of office.
By his presence at the ceremony Adams could have set an example of grace in defeat, while at the same time paying homage to a system whereby power, according to a written constitution, is transferred peacefully.
Phrygians call me the mother of the Gods: the Athenians, Minerva: the Cyprians, Venus: the Candians, Diana: the Sicilians Proserpina: the Eleusians, Ceres: some Juno, other Bellona, other Hecate: and principally the Aethiopians which dwell in the Orient, and the Aegyptians which are excellent in all kind of ancient doctrine, and by their proper ceremonies accustome to worship mee, doe call mee Queene Isis.
The following year, the year of the great consecration ceremony and the closing of the dome, Alberti offered an Italian version dedicated to Filippo Brunelleschi, who always wrote and spoke in the vernacular himself.
Now among the Algonkins, the Shawnee tribe did more than all others combined to introduce and carry about religious legends and ceremonies.
Thrilling and sad for Aloysia and Alvira the last moments of this funeral ceremony.
The Greek, the Roman, and the Barbarian, as they met before their respective altars, easily persuaded themselves, that under various names, and with various ceremonies, they adored the same deities.
Creole French that she always used in her ceremonies, rather than the anglicized patois of his followers.
November 4, which was a Sunday, we made several extended tours with the Anglos of Cortez, and they showed us their plans for a ceremony at Four Corners, a bleak point in the desert but a place with considerable emotional appeal.