a. annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place
He gave me a necklace as an anniversary gift.
Sentence in Classic:
All these he bequeathed to me, with a thousand Roman crowns, which he had in ready money, on condition that I would have anniversary masses said for the repose of his soul, and that I would draw up a genealogical tree and history of his house.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Then, on the anniversary of the day on which I had been insulted, I hung my cassock on a peg, assumed the costume of a cavalier, and went to a ball given by a lady friend of mine and to which I knew my man was invited.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Next in order to the magistrates came the young and eminently distinguished divine, from whose lips the religious discourse of the anniversary was expected.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context