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Meaning of quincentenary

quin•cen•ten•ar•y

Pronunciation: (kwin"sen-ten'u-rē, kwin-sen'tn-er"ē esp. Brit. kwin"sen-tē'nu-rē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ar•ies,
—n.
  1. a 500th anniversary or its celebration.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years; quincentennial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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