1. [ noun ] an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a US president)
Synonyms: inaugural_address
Related terms: address inauguration US
2. [ adjective ] serving to set in motion
Synonyms: first initiatory maiden initiative

"the magazine's inaugural issue" "the initiative phase in the negotiations" "an initiatory step toward a treaty" "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress" "the liner's maiden voyage"

Related terms: opening
3. [ adjective ] occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction

"the President's inaugural address" "an inaugural ball"

Related terms: exaugural
4. [ noun ] the ceremonial induction into a position
Synonyms: inauguration

"the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

Related terms: initiation inaugural_address inaugurate
Similar spelling:   inaugurally