What does the word commemoration mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Commemorative.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The act of commemorating.

Usage examples for commemoration

  1. I made his acquaintance at the Commemoration. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. On the top of this came the tragedy at Moscow on the day of his coronation when hundreds of people lost their lives in the attempt to obtain a loving cup which was promised them in commemoration of the event. – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
  3. Now, as Columbus landed on Friday, October 21st, 1492, so Friday, October 21st, 1892, is the day of the month and also the day of the week to be observed in commemoration of that event. – Our Calendar by George Nichols Packer