What does the word centennial mean?

Usage examples for centennial

  1. Bell's first apparatus was poor, the results being described by himself as " unsatisfactory and discouraging," which was almost as true of the devices he exhibited at the Philadelphia Centennial. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. This fact was clearly shown in the recent newspaper controversy which grew out of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of Webster's birth. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  3. The number of pilgrims from all parts of the Christian world, who had come to Rome on occasion of the centennial celebration, is said by some writers to have been not less than half a million. – Pius IX. And His Time by The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson