English noun: ceremony
|1.||ceremony (event) a formal event performed on a special occasion|
|Samples||A ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor.|
|Synonyms||ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance|
|Broader (hypernym)||affair, function, occasion, social function, social occasion|
|Narrower (hyponym)||circumstance, commemoration, dedication, exercise, fire walking, formalities, formality, funeral, hymeneals, induction, initiation, installation, Maundy, memorialisation, memorialization, military ceremony, nuptials, opening, pageant, pageantry, potlatch, wedding, wedding ceremony|
|2.||ceremony (act) any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way|
|Samples||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.
|Narrower (hyponym)||chanoyu, tea ceremony|
|3.||ceremony (act) the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion|
|Samples||An inaugural ceremony.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony, lustrum, military ceremony, presentation, purgation, purification, religious ceremony, religious ritual|