Camp ceiling. See under Camp. Ceiling boards, Thin narrow boards used to ceil with.
(Ceint) n. [See Cincture.] A girdle. [Obs.]
(Cel"a*don) n. [F.] A pale sea-green color; also, porcelain or fine pottery of this tint.
Lasser celandine, the pilewort
(Cel"an*dine) n. [OE. celidoine, OF. celidoine, F. chélidoine, fr. L. chelidonia (sc. herba),
fr. chelidonius pertaining to the swallow, Gr. chelido`nios, fr. chelidw`n the swallow, akin to L. hirundo
a swallow.] (Bot.) A perennial herbaceous plant (Chelidonium majus) of the poppy family, with yellow
flowers. It is used as a medicine in jaundice, etc., and its acrid saffron-colored juice is used to cure
warts and the itch; called also greater celandine and swallowwort.
(Cel"a*ture) n. [L. caelatura, fr. caelare to engrave in relief.]
1. The act or art of engraving or embossing.
2. That which is engraved. [Obs.] Hakewill.
(Cel"e*brant) n. [L. celebrans, p. pr. of celebrare. See Celebrate.] One who performs
a public religious rite; applied particularly to an officiating priest in the Roman Catholic Church, as
distinguished from his assistants.
(Cel"e*brate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Celebrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Celebrating.] [L. celebratus,
p. p. of celebrare to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber famous.]
1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.
2. To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to
observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday.
From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
Lev. xxiii. 32.
3. To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate
rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.
Syn. To commemorate; distinguish; honor. To Celebrate, Commemorate. We commemorate
events which we desire to keep in remembrance, when we recall them by some special observace; as,
to commemorate the death of our Savior. We celebrate by demonstrations of joy or solemnity or by
appropriate ceremonies; as, to celebrate the birthday of our Independence.
We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences.
Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee,
Exult to celebrate thy festival.
(Cel"e*bra`ted) a. Having celebrity; distinguished; renowned.
Celebrated for the politeness of his manners.
Syn. Distinguished; famous; noted; famed; renowned; illustrious. See Distinguished.
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