ceremony/ ˈsɛr əˌmoʊ ni /

Definition of Ceremony

  1. Formal activities undertaken on an important occasion.
  2. A sacred or religious rite.
  3. A formal act that is mostly meaningless.
  4. Adherence to convention or standardized norms.

Usage of Ceremony

  1. Are you going to the wedding ceremony?
  2. The church ceremony is Sunday morning.
  3. He shook my hand, but it was only ceremony.
  4. The breathless man had no time for ceremony.

Origins of Ceremony

The word ceremony first appeared in English in the mid-14th Century. It is derived from the Latin word caerimonia, which means “sacred or religious rite.”