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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
diamond jubilee
golden jubilee
▪ the Queen’s golden jubilee celebrations
silver jubilee
▪ the Queen’s Silver Jubilee
▪ The highlight of Gibson's later years was the Polyethylenes 1933-83 golden jubilee conference in London in June 1983.
▪ On October 10, 1986, the silver jubilee of the parish was celebrated.
▪ Bernard Woods at the conclusion of the concelebrated Mass to mark the silver jubilee of his ordination.
▪ The 73-year-old Bishop was ordained in February, 1969, shortly before the silver jubilee of his becoming a priest.
▪ A representation of this picture was incorporated in the 1984 design, the silver jubilee of well-dressing in Dore.
▪ As Milton Keynes celebrates it's jubilee, the arguments will continue long into the next century.
▪ To celebrate its jubilee, the club is holding a top quality weekend tournament at the Walsall Polytechnic Campus on April 18-20.
▪ As Milton Keynes celebrates it's jubilee, the arguments will continue long into the next century.
▪ He had a polished wooden peg that went tap-tapping every Tuesday night along jubilee Road.
▪ If she knew Danny Crompton had been pestering him in jubilee Road she'd want to know all the details.
▪ On October 10, 1986, the silver jubilee of the parish was celebrated.
▪ The Essoldo was at their end of jubilee Road and Henry went straight past.
▪ The highlight of Gibson's later years was the Polyethylenes 1933-83 golden jubilee conference in London in June 1983.
▪ There'd been a murder on jubilee Road.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jubilee \Ju"bi*lee\, n. [F. jubil['e], L. jubilaeus, Gr. ?, fr. Heb. y[=o]bel the blast of a trumpet, also the grand sabbatical year, which was announced by sound of trumpet.]

  1. (Jewish Hist.) Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners. [In this sense spelled also, in some English Bibles, jubile.]
    --Lev. xxv. 8-17.

  2. The joyful commemoration held on the fiftieth anniversary of any event; as, the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; the jubilee of the American Board of Missions.

  3. (R. C. Ch.) A church solemnity or ceremony celebrated at Rome, at stated intervals, originally of one hundred years, but latterly of twenty-five; a plenary and extraordinary indulgence granted by the sovereign pontiff to the universal church. One invariable condition of granting this indulgence is the confession of sins and receiving of the eucharist.

  4. A season of general joy.

    The town was all a jubilee of feasts.

  5. A state of joy or exultation. [R.] ``In the jubilee of his spirits.''
    --Sir W. Scott.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., in the Old Testament sense, from Old French jubileu "jubille; anniversary; rejoicing," from Late Latin jubilaeus "the jubilee year," originally an adjective, "of the jubilee," altered (by association with Latin jubilare "to shout with joy") from Greek iabelaios, from iobelos, from Hebrew yobhel "jubilee," formerly "a trumpet, ram's horn," literally "ram."\n

\nThe original notion was of a year of emancipation of slaves and restoration of lands, to be celebrated every 50th year (Levit. xxv:9); it was proclaimed by the sounding of a ram's horn on the Day of Atonement. The Catholic Church sense of "a period for remission of sin penalties in exchange for pilgrimages, alms, etc." was begun in 1300 by Boniface VIII. The general sense of "season of rejoicing" is first recorded mid-15c., though through early 20c. the word kept its specific association with 50th anniversaries. As a type of African-American folk song, it is attested from 1872.


n. 1 (context Jewish history English) A special year of emancipation supposed to be kept every fifty years, when farming was abandoned and Hebrew slaves were set free. (from 14th c.) 2 A fiftieth anniversary. (from 14th c.) 3 (context Catholicism English) A special year (originally held every hundred years, then fifty, and then fewer) in which remission from sin could be granted as well as indulgences upon making a pilgrimage to Rome. (from 15th c.) 4 A time of celebration or rejoicing. (from 16th c.) 5 (context obsolete English) A period of fifty years; a half-century. (17th-18th c.)


n. a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)


Jubilee may refer to:

Jubilee (1978 film)

Jubilee is a 1978 cult film directed by Derek Jarman. It stars Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson and a host of punk rockers, including Adam Ant and Toyah. The title refers to the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 1977.

Jubilee (audio drama)

Jubilee is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Elements of the story were reworked by Rob Shearman and darker elements removed to create the television episode " Dalek" in the 2005 series.

Jubilee (novel)

Jubilee (1966) is a historical novel written by Margaret Walker, which focuses on the story of a biracial slave during the American Civil War. It is set in Georgia and later in various parts of Alabama in the mid-19th century before, during, and after the Civil War.

Jubilee (solitaire)

Jubilee is the name given to two solitaire card games, both played with two decks of playing cards. Both games are so-called because they were created during the time of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. One of the games has an ornate layout, while the other is simpler and it belongs to the family of games which include Sir Tommy, Strategy, and Calculation.

Jubilee (biblical)

The Jubilee (Hebrew יובל yūḇāl) year is the year at the end of seven cycles of shmita (Sabbatical years), and according to Biblical regulations had a special impact on the ownership and management of land in the Land of Israel; there is some debate whether it was the 49th year (the last year of seven sabbatical cycles, referred to as the Sabbath's Sabbath), or whether it was the following (50th) year. Jubilee deals largely with land, property, and property rights. According to Leviticus, slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest. states:

The biblical rules concerning Sabbatical years (shmita) are still observed by many religious Jews in Israel, but the regulations for the Jubilee year have not been observed for many centuries. According to the Torah, observance of Jubilee only applies when the Jewish people live in the land of Israel according to their tribes. Thus, with the exile of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh (about 600 BCE), Jubilee has not been applicable.

Jubilee (Christianity)

In Judaism and Christianity, the concept of the Jubilee is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. In the Book of Leviticus, a Jubilee year ( yūḇāl) is mentioned to occur every fiftieth year, during which slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.

In Western Christianity, the tradition dates to 1300, when Pope Boniface VIII convoked a holy year, following which ordinary jubilees have generally been celebrated every 25 or 50 years; with extraordinary jubilees in addition depending on need. Christian Jubilees, particularly in the Latin Church, generally involve pilgrimage to a sacred site, normally the city of Rome. The Catholic Church has declared the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for 2015–2016.

Jubilee (musical)

Jubilee is a musical comedy with a book by Moss Hart and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It premiered on Broadway in 1935 to rapturous reviews. Inspired by the recent silver jubilee of King George V of Great Britain, the story is of the royal family of a fictional European country. Several of its songs, especially " Begin the Beguine" and " Just One of Those Things", became independently popular and have become part of the American Songbook.

The musical opened on Broadway in October 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression. It had strong reviews and was considered "one of the great theatrical events of the 1930s." It ran for 169 performances. Although the original arrangements were lost after 1948, beginning in 1986 the musical was reconstructed. It has been produced by several companies in New York, London and elsewhere.

Jubilee (Grant Lee Buffalo album)

Jubilee is the fourth studio album released in 1998 by Grant Lee Buffalo. The single "Truly,Truly" received significant radio airplay, appearing on Billboard's Modern Rock chart for 13 weeks while peaking at #11. According to Grant Lee Phillips, the album may have suffered from high expectations at the label.

"The celebrational spirit of Jubilee actually brought a renewed optimism to me personally. The album was well received and understandably the expectations at the label were high, probably too high. Although the highly refined Jubilee had brought the band considerable success at radio with "Truly, Truly," a shift within the industry was well underway. The label's constant nagging about "Call-out Response" was both a new term and a bewildering concept to our ears. The basic strategy: a radio station arranges to call up a listerner who is asked to consume about 30 songs over the phone, perhaps 20 seconds of each. From this remote encounter, the listener will then proceed to judge the material. Insufficient call-out response was a big reason that Jubilee hardly got a shot at Warners. Grant Lee Buffalo tunes are often like an old car or an old amp that needs a few seconds to get warmed up, but when it does... look out! Meanwhile, a new crop of young record buyers, the largest since the Baby Boomer era, were now being targeted to the exclusion of Gen-Xers, like myself, still waiting for the Pixies to reform.

The album would be the last for the band, though Phillips has released a number of solo albums.

"As for Grant Lee Buffalo, I sensed they were beginning to wonder if we'd ever get through finishing school. Before that could happen, band and label parted as did Peters and myself. The scenery was changing and I was looking for new explorations. I'm sure we all were. Perhaps we always will be."
Jubilee (disambiguation)
Jubilee (Ten Shekel Shirt album)

Jubilee is the third album by the band Ten Shekel Shirt. It was originally released on August 19, 2008 by Rounder Records but after parting ways with the label Jubilee was re-released independently in 2009.

From the Ten Shekel Shirt website: ''The origin of the word Jubilee has nothing to do with a wedding anniversary or a schmaltzy Las Vegas show. It has everything to do with the emancipation of slaves and the celebration of freedom and justice. When the band's front man Lamont Hiebert wrote the title track, Jubilee, he combined that ancient meaning of the word with the true story of a young girl rescued from slavery and her first moments in a safehome.''

Jubilee (2008 film)

'Jubilee ' is a 2008 Malayalam family-thriller film written and directed by G. George.It has Saiju Kurup in the lead role of Joji,the youngest son of Thomas Kora Saheb( Innocent).The female lead role is played by Manasa.The songs were written by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri and composed by Shyam Dharman.

Jubilee (The Deep Dark Woods album)

Jubilee is the fifth studio album by Canadian alternative country band The Deep Dark Woods. The record was released on September 30, 2013 through Sugar Hill Records. "18th of December" was released as the first single from the album.

Jubilee (Sex Pistols album)

Jubilee is a Sex Pistols singles compilation issued in 2002 to celebrate the Sex Pistols' 25th anniversary Jubilee (as well as the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II).

The album also included promo videos for God Save the Queen, Anarchy in the U.K. and Pretty Vacant.

The track "Pretty Vacant (Live)" is from the 1996 reunion tour. "Silly Thing" is not the version of the song that appears on The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle album, but the single version of the track which has vocals by Steve Jones instead of Paul Cook.

Jubilee (band)

Jubilee was an Indie rock band from Hollywood, California. The band was started in late 2007 by Aaron North ( Nine Inch Nails, The Icarus Line) who is the chief songwriter, and singer in the band. He plays guitar as well. Also on guitar, is Tony Bevilacqua ( Spinnerette, The Distillers). Jenni Tarma ( Kylie Minogue, Har Mar Superstar) plays bass, and Troy "Boy" Petrey ( The Icarus Line, Willowbrook) plays drums.

According to an early press release, Jubilee's sound is "something like The Replacements, The Stone Roses, Neil Young, Blur, Jane's Addiction, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and The Verve, all sliced ‘n diced together quite nicely."

Jubilee's output consists of two limited release singles via North's Buddyhead Records. They released the “Rebel Hiss” single on January 21, 2008 on 7-inch vinyl, CD, and a limited edition "tour-version" 7-inch. Their second single, "In With The Out Crowd", was released in Fall 2008 on 7-inch, and CD. The band has stated a general dislike for both releases, as well as constant frustration stemming from people assuming that both releases are E.P.'s, instead of, "A bunch of songs that just simply aren't as good as the ones chosen for the album. They're throwaways." There are no plans of re-pressing either release once the remaining copies are sold. The CD version of "In With The Out Crowd" has already sold out, and the 7-inch versions of both releases are said to have as well. Other estimates point to a couple dozen still being available on the band's web-store. The estrangement between Aaron and Buddyhead, which both releases are on, would only solidify the notion that the band would prefer that these releases were unavailable.

Jubilee's next release reportedly consists of a number of stark and somber recordings, all of which were captured live in North's home. These sessions took place over the course of 2009, a year in which the band was suspiciously absent from any type of public activity. Various rumors concerning Jubilee throughout 2009, some of which have even been admitted to and confirmed by certain band members as being, "Very, very dark times. Awful, actually." Their subsequently solemn, and casual approach to these recordings, and the resulting sound, has also been described by band members as a conscious effort to get the absolute furthest away that they could from how their album was created. Almost all of the music for these sessions is performed on acoustic guitars, and absent of both drums and bass guitar. Finishing with more material than they'd intended, an E.P., entitled "After The Crash", ultimately seemed the better answer instead of just another "single". Oddly though, "After The Crash" will only be made available to those who subscribed to the "Jubilee Digital Music Service". The 7-inch vinyl E.P. will be released through a new label North has started, White/Grey/Black. This will be the label's first release, and it will be mailed directly to the subscribers. Their packages, along with the record, will also contain directions for accessing MP3, WAV and FLAC digital formats of the E.P. as well, via Topspin. Subscribers will also receive even more exclusive songs on top of those on the 7-inch. These tracks will only be available in digital formats though, also through Topspin. These bonus tracks were excluded from the 7-inch, due to the limited space available on records of that size.

Jubilee (comics)

Jubilee (Jubilation Lee) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men. She is a mutant with the superhuman power to generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands. A " mall rat", she was the X-Men's youngest member in the early 1990s, often playing a sidekick role.

Jubilee eventually joined the junior team Generation X. She was a prominent character in the 1990s-era X-Men animated series. In late 2004, Marvel launched a self-titled series for Jubilee set in Los Angeles, written by Robert Kirkman and covers by Casey Jones; it was cancelled after six issues. She also has cameo appearances in the first three X-Men films, where she is portrayed by Katrina Florece in X-Men, and by Kea Wong in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. In X-Men: Apocalypse, she is portrayed by Lana Condor.

Jubilee is one of the depowered mutant characters who later reappeared using technology-based powers in the New Warriors comic series. She has since been turned into a vampire where she gained vampire-like powers.

Jubilee (Versailles album)

Jubilee (full title Jubilee -Method of Inheritance-) is the major label debut album by Versailles, but is actually their second full-length release. Released on January 20, 2010, it's their last to feature all five original members, due to Jasmine You's death while recording it, bass parts are provided by both Jasmine You and Hizaki. Synthpop singer Kaya also appears in this album by providing backing vocals as a guest on the tracks "Ai to Kanashimi no Nocturne" and "Catharsis".

The limited edition comes in a special package with a 32-page booklet and liner notes written by Tsuchiya Kyousuke and Arasawa Junko ( Shoxx). Also included in the limited edition is a bonus DVD featuring the music videos for " Ascendead Master" and "Serenade", and behind the scenes footage playing behind the credits.

Jubilee (radio program)

Jubilee is an AFRS radio program that featured African-American musicians and singers. It was broadcast to servicemen via AFRS from 1942 to 1953.

Jubilee was conceived at least in part as a morale-building service for African-American troops overseas. The wartime host was Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman.

Most of the shows were recorded before live audiences in Los Angeles. The series emerged as an important piece of black heritage. Its War Department status exempted the performing artists from the union-mandated recording bans of 1942-43 and 1947–48 and many of the shows contain unique performances.

Jubilee (opera)

Jubilee is an opera in three acts composed by Ulysses Kay to a libretto by Donald Dorr. The opera is based on the narrative in Margaret Walker's 1966 novel Jubilee which described her biracial grandmother's experiences as a slave and then as a free woman during the Reconstruction Era. It was first performed on 20 November 1976 in Jackson, Mississippi by Opera South who had commissioned the work for the U.S. Bicentennial. The premiere performance was conducted by James DePreist with Hilda Harris as Vyry, the opera's protagonist. Jubilee was revived by Opera South in 1977 and then disappeared after Margaret Walker threatened to sue if there were any further performances.

Usage examples of "jubilee".

The Jubilee Diamond, a superb 245-carat cushion of unearthly fire fashioned out of 650-carat rough - then the biggest of them all, a monstrous rough stone of 3,106 carats, the Cullinan which yielded not one, but two paragons.

If all precedents hold, the honeymoon promises to be a veritable jubilee of ejaculatio praecox.

Every moneyed fool that has gone into the game from the Marquis of Hastings down to the Jubilee Juggins has been obsessed with the same idea.

The Jubilee Juggins at his best was only an amateur spendthrift compared to this man.

James, get hold of Jubilee and that damned stick of his and prepare to lower Monsieur de la Mery over the side.

The survivors of this particular campaign recently signed an affidavit testifying to the mass kidnapping at their Fiftieth Jubilee of the Anzac Landing.

Angelo, implored the friendship of the king of Hungary at Naples, tempted the ambition of every bold adventurer, mingled at Rome with the pilgrims of the jubilee, lay concealed among the hermits of the Apennine, and wandered through the cities of Italy, Germany, and Bohemia.

Pender threw Flowers to Jubilee, a barrel-chested Pole who had the strength to contain half a dozen men, then turned to face Dunlop, his expression that of a man both confused and sorry.

Indeed, from this very hour until the eve of the Most Great Jubilee, each and every one of those enrolled in the Army of Light must seek no rest, must take no thought of self, must sacrifice to the uttermost, must allow nothing whatsoever to deflect him or her from meeting the pressing, the manifold, the paramount needs of this preeminent Crusade.

Bakerloo Line to Willesden Junction or the Jubilee to Willesden Green.

The Jubilee Diamond, a superb 245-carat cushion of unearthly fire fashioned out of 650-carat rough - then the biggest of them all, a monstrous rough stone of 3,106 carats, the Cullinan which yielded not one, but two paragons.

Some of the symptoms reminded me of the stir produced among the scullions of a large hotel, where a grand jubilee dinner is about to be given.

They went by the Jubilee Clock, just striking six, and back to Bali Hi.

Not one Family had boycotted the Jubilee, leaving the assembly without its full complement of votes.

Royal funerals, marriages, christenings, coronations, and jubilees interrupted traffic and stimulated trade everywhere.