(Cel`e*bra"tion) n. [L. celebratio.] The act, process, or time of celebrating.
His memory deserving a particular celebration.
Celebration of Mass is equivalent to offering Mass
To hasten the celebration of their marriage.
Sir P. Sidney.
(Cel"e*bra`tor) n. [L.] One who celebrates; a praiser. Boyle.
(Ce*le"bri*ous) a. Famous. [Obs.] Speed.
(Ce*leb"ri*ty) n.; pl. Celebrities [L. celebritas: cf. F. célébrité.]
1. Celebration; solemnization. [Obs.]
The celebrity of the marriage.
2. The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington.
An event of great celebrity in the history of astronomy.
3. A person of distinction or renown; usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.
(Ce*le"ri*ac) n. (Bot.) Turnip-rooted celery, a from of celery with a large globular root, which
is used for food.
(Ce*ler"i*ty) n. [L. celeritas, from celer swiftm speedy: sf. F. célérité.] Rapidity of motion; quickness; swiftness.
Time, with all its celerity, moves slowly to him whose whole employment is to watch its flight.
(Cel"er*y) n. [F. céleri, cf. Prov. It. seleno, seler; fr. Gr. parsley, in Lgr. & NGr. celery. Cf.
Parsley.] (Bot.) A plant of the Parsley family of which the blanched leafstalks are used as a salad.
(Ce*les"tial) a. [OF. celestial, celestied, fr. L. caelestic, fr. caelum heaved. See Cell.]
1. Belonging to the aërial regions, or visible heavens. "The twelve celestial signs." Shak.
2. Of or pertaining to the spiritual heaven; heavenly; divine. "Celestial spirits." "Celestial light," Milton.
Celestial city, heaven; the heavenly Jerusalem. Bunyan. Celestial empire, China; so called
from the Chinese words, tien chan, Heavenly Dynasty, as being the kingdom ruled over by the dynasty
appointed by heaven. S. W. Williams.
1. An inhabitant of heaven. Pope.
2. A native of China.
(Ce*les"tial*ize) v. t. To make celestial. [R.]
(Ce*les"tial*ly), adv. In a celestial manner.
(Ce*les"ti*fy) v. t. [L. caelestis heavenly + -fly.] To make like heaven. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.