(noun, adjective)


1. occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction

- the President's inaugural address

- an inaugural ball

2. serving to set in motion

- the magazine's inaugural issue

Similar word(s): opening, first, initiative, initiatory, maiden

Sentences with inaugural as an adjective:

- 2009 was the inaugural season for New York Yankees' new stadium.


1. an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)

Definition categories: communication, address, speech

2. the ceremonial induction into a position

- the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration

Similar word(s): inauguration

Definition categories: act, induction, initiation, installation

Sentences with inaugural as a noun:

- The inaugural of the President will take place in March.