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Anniversary vs. Birthday

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Main Difference

The main difference between Anniversary and Birthday is that the Anniversary is a day that commemorates or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same day of the year, time of year or year as the initial event and Birthday is a day on which one or more years ago someone appeared in the world.

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  • Anniversary (noun)

    A day that is an exact number of years (to the day) since a given significant event occurred. Often preceded by an ordinal number indicating the number of years.

    "Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war."

  • Anniversary (noun)

    A day subsequent in time to a given event by some significant period other than a year (especially as prefixed by the amount of time in question).

  • Birthday (noun)

    The anniversary of the day on which someone is born. From 1570s

  • Birthday (noun)

    The anniversary of the day on which something is created.

  • Birthday (noun)

    The date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birthdate or date of birth.

  • Birthday (verb)

    To celebrate one's birthday.

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  • Anniversary (noun)

    the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year

    "the 75th anniversary of the RAF"

    "the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain"

  • Anniversary (noun)

    the date on which a couple were married in a previous year

    "he even forgot our tenth anniversary!"

  • Anniversary (noun)

    the date on which a romance began in a previous month or week.

  • Birthday (noun)

    the anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and the giving of gifts

    "his twenty-ninth birthday"

    "a birthday cake"

  • Birthday (noun)

    the day of a person's birth

    "he shares a birthday with Rod Stewart"

  • Birthday (noun)

    the anniversary of something's origin or foundation

    "the seventy-fifth birthday of the Institute"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Anniversary (adjective)

    Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast.

  • Anniversary (noun)

    The annual return of the day on which any notable event took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Anniversary (noun)

    The day on which Mass is said yearly for the soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the consecration of a pope.

  • Anniversary (noun)

    The celebration which takes place on an anniversary day.

  • Birthday (noun)

    The day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement.

  • Birthday (noun)

    The day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth.

  • Birthday (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary; as, birthday gifts or festivities.

Webster Dictionary
  • Anniversary (noun)

    the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)

  • Birthday (noun)

    an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)

  • Birthday (noun)

    the date on which a person was born

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