Complete Definition of "Christmas"

English

Etymology
From late OE. term|Cristes mæsse||Christ's mass, Christ's festival.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'kɻɪs.mÉs/
SAMPA|/'[email protected]/
SAMPA|/'[email protected]@ss.mAhs.Ieuse.e/
AHD|KRIS-mÉs
audio|en-us-Christmas.ogg|Audio (US)

Proper noun
en-noun|-

  1. The Christian holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

#: This Christmas we'll open presents then go to grandma's for dinner.

  1. The day it is celebrated, 25th December, an English quarter day.
  2. The season (traditionally from the 24th of December to the 6th of January) around the celebration of Christ's birth.

#: The Christmas shoppers spent less this December, than last year, but our store will probably see just as many returned items during the twelve days of Christmas.

  1. US|retailing The period from the Friday following Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas.

Synonyms
Yule

Translations
trans-top|Christian holiday
Afrikaans: Kersmis
Albanian: Kërshëndella
Arabic: Arab|عÙد اÙÙÙÙاد (Êeid al-milÄd) m
Aromanian: cÄrciun
Armenian: ÕÕ¸ÖÖÕ¢ Ô¾Õ¶Õ¸ÖÕ¶Õ¤ (Surb Dznund)
Azeri: Milad bayramı
Basque: Eguberri
Bosnian: t-|bs|BožiÄ|m
Breton: Nedeleg
Bulgarian: РождеÑÑво Ð¥ÑиÑÑово (Roždestvo Hristovo)
Catalan: Nadal
Chinese: å£è¯è (Shèng dàn jié)
Cornish: Nadelek
Croatian: t+|hr|BožiÄ|m
Czech: t-|cs|Vánoce|f|p
Danish: t+|da|jul|c
Dutch: t+|nl|Kerstmis
Esperanto: Kristnasko
Estonian: t-|et|jõulud
Ewe: Blunya
Faeroese: jól
Filipino: pasko
Finnish: t+|fi|joulu
French: t-|fr|Noël
Frisian: Krysttiid
Galician: Nollaig
Georgian: á¨ááá (Å oba)
German: t+|de|Weihnachten
Greek: ΧÏιÏÏοÏγεννα (Christoúgenna)
Gujarati: નાતાલ (NÄtÄl)
Hebrew: ×× ××××× (khag ha'molad)
Hindi: à¤à¥à¤°à¤¿à¤¸à¤®à¤¸ (Krismas), बड़ा दिन (ba.rÄ din)
Hungarian: t-|hu|Karácsony
Icelandic: t+|is|jól|n|p
Indonesian: t-|id|Natal|xs=Indonesian
Irish: t-|ga|Nollaig|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|Natale
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Japanese: ã¯ãªã¹ãã¹ (ãããã¾ã) (Kurisumasu)
Javanese: Natal
Korean: í¬ë¦¬ì¤ë§ì¤ (Keuriseumaseu)
Latin: Christi Natalis
Latvian: ZiemassvÄtki
Lithuanian: KalÄdos
Low Saxon: Weihnacht
Malay: Hari Natal
Maltese: Milied
Mongolian: Ð¥ÑиÑÑоÑÑн ÐÑндÑлÑÑн ÐдeÑ (Christosyn MÄndÄlsÄn Jeder)
Norwegian: t-|no|jul|c
Occitan: Nadal
Old English: Crīstesmæsse
Papiamentu: Pasku
Persian: FAchar|عÛد ÙÛÙاد ÙسÛØ­, FAchar|عÛد ÙÙئÙ
Polish: Boże Narodzenie
Portuguese: t+|pt|Natal
Romanian: t+|ro|CrÄciun|n
Russian: t-|ru|РождеÑÑво|trRoždestvó|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: Nollaig f
Serbian:

Sicilian: Natali
Slovak: Vianoce
Slovene: BožiÄ
Spanish: t+|es|Navidad|f
Sranan: Bedaki
Swahili: Krismasi
Swedish: t+|sv|jul|c
Tagalog: Pasko
Thai: Thai|à¸à¸£à¸´à¸ªà¸à¹à¸¡à¸²à¸ª (Krít-mâat)
Turkish: t+|tr|Noel
Ukrainian: РÑздво (Rizdvó)
Vietnamese: Nô-en
Welsh: Nadolig
Yiddish: (Nitl)
Zulu: Ukhisimuzi
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Derived terms
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Christmas cake
Christmas card
Christmas carol
Christmas club
Christmas cracker
Christmas Eve
Christmas present
Christmas pudding
Christmassy
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Christmastide
Christmas time
Christmas tree
Father Christmas
Merry Christmas
the Twelve Days of Christmas
white Christmas
X-mas/Xmas
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See also
top2
Advent
Black Friday
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<!--* quarter day how is this related? mentioned above, redundant here -->
Yule
Yuletide

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Category:Holidays

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