Adjective "jubilee" definition and examples

(Jubilee may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒuːbɪliː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty-five or fifty years of a reign or activity.
  1. as modifier 'jubilee celebrations'
  2. 'They celebrated their golden wedding jubilee back in 1995.'
  3. 'Paddy and Mary celebrated their golden wedding jubilee last May.'
  4. 'About 40,000 of the commemorative coins were supposed to be ready for collectors by the end of January before the jubilee anniversary on February 6.'
  5. 'Some members will recall a speech made by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her 50th jubilee.'
  6. 'Eileen and Paddy King celebrated their golden wedding jubilee in Scunthorpe, England yesterday, Monday.'
  7. 'A Department of Culture, Media and Sport spokeswoman said the Queen had expressed the wish that taxpayers' money should not be used to celebrate her jubilee.'
  8. 'The jubilee celebrations were conducted with a number of activities, including seminars, workshops, competitions for children, and cultural gatherings.'
  9. 'Mary Teresa and John have a family of seven and they will celebrate their golden wedding jubilee in October.'
  10. 'Clubs have a habit of recording their histories, usually to celebrate jubilees or centenaries, though sometimes to mourn mergers or closures.'
  11. 'To celebrate the jubilee the County Carlow Association London has decided to record the history of their association.'
A year of emancipation and restoration, kept every fifty years.
    A period of remission from the penal consequences of sin, granted by the Roman Catholic Church under certain conditions for a year, usually at intervals of twenty-five years.
    1. 'During the jubilee year, he sought reconciliation with Bishop Matthew Clarke, a longtime friend, but received no response.'
    2. 'The year 2000 was a jubilee year for the Eternal City.'

    More definitions

    1. the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the twenty-fifth (silver jubilee) fiftieth (golden jubilee) or sixtieth or seventy-fifth (diamond jubilee)

    2. the completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like, or its celebration: Our college will celebrate its jubilee next year.

    3. any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity.

    4. rejoicing or jubilation.

    5. Roman Catholic Church. an appointed year or other period, ordinarily every 25 years (ordinary jubilee) i

    More examples(as adjective)

    "lines can be jubilee."

    Origin

    Late Middle English: from Old French jubile, from late Latin jubilaeus (annus) ‘(year) of jubilee’, based on Hebrew yōḇēl, originally ‘ram's-horn trumpet’, with which the jubilee year was proclaimed.