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Meaning of "birthday" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BIRTHDAY

birthday  [ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIRTHDAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Birthday is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BIRTHDAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

birthday

Birthday

A birthday is a day that comes once a year when a person celebrates the anniversary of his or her birth. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a gift, party, or rite of passage. Many religions celebrate the birth of their founders with special holidays. Note the distinction between birthday and birthdate: The former occurs each year, while the latter is the exact date a person was born.

Definition of birthday in the English dictionary

The first definition of birthday in the dictionary is an anniversary of the day of one's birth. Other definition of birthday is the day on which a person was born. Birthday is also any anniversary.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BIRTHDAY


all-day
ˈɔːlˌdeɪ
doomsday
ˈduːmzˌdeɪ
everyday
ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ
faraday
ˈfærəˌdeɪ
heyday
ˈheɪˌdeɪ
hobday
ˈhɒbˌdeɪ
holiday
ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ
man-day
ˈmænˌdeɪ
Mayday
ˈmeɪˌdeɪ
multiday
ˈmʌltɪˌdeɪ
one-day
ˈwʌnˌdeɪ
payday
ˈpeɪˌdeɪ
same-day
ˈseɪmˌdeɪ
schoolday
ˈskuːlˌdeɪ
someday
ˈsʌmˌdeɪ
Twelfth-Day
ˈtwelfθˌdeɪ
washday
ˈwɒʃˌdeɪ
weekday
ˈwiːkˌdeɪ
workaday
ˈwɜːkəˌdeɪ
workday
ˈwɜːkˌdeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BIRTHDAY

birth defect
birth father
birth mother
birth parents
birth pill
birth plan
birth rate
birth sign
birth weight
birthdate
birthday bash
birthday boy
birthday cake
birthday card
birthday girl
Birthday honours
birthday party
birthday present
birthday suit
birthdom

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIRTHDAY

at the end of the day
day
day-to-day
Friday
from day to day
Monday
officer of the day
order of the day
per day
Saturday
Sunday
that will be the day
the other day
Thursday
today
Tuesday
unbirthday
Valentine´s day
Wednesday
yesterday

Synonyms and antonyms of birthday in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «birthday» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BIRTHDAY

Find out the translation of birthday to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of birthday from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «birthday» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生日
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cumpleaños
570 millions of speakers

English

birthday
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जन्मदिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عِيد الـمِيلاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

день рождения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aniversário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জন্মদিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anniversaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari jadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geburtstag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誕生日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ulang taun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày sinh nhật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிறந்த நாள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाढदिवस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğum günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

compleanno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

urodziny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

день народження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zi de naștere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενέθλια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verjaarsdag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

födelsedag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fødselsdag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of birthday

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIRTHDAY»

The term «birthday» is very widely used and occupies the 2.523 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIRTHDAY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «birthday» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «birthday» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about birthday

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10 QUOTES WITH «BIRTHDAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word birthday.
1
Adele
Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents.
2
Jonathan Banks
I've died so many times. I'm 65. On my 40th birthday, my girlfriend gave me a reel with ways I had died, whether it was by knife, or electrocution or drowning or being thrown off a building or whatever it might have been. I've died a lot of times!
3
Samantha Barks
I've looked after my money. As I started working around my third birthday, my first check went straight to the bank.
4
Lewis Black
I'm not a big birthday guy; I never have been.
5
Erma Bombeck
A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.
6
Chaz Bono
I always wanted to shave. It is a very natural process. For my birthday I got a lot of shaving stuff.
7
Mark Bridges
I have an extensive library - every birthday when I was a kid my parents would ask what movie or book I wanted, so I have built up a big collection over the years.
8
Eric Bristow
My dad bought me a dartboard for my 11th birthday, and I became intrigued by the game.
9
Jackson Browne
I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.
10
Lance Burton
We didn't have a whole lot of money when I was growing up either. I would always ask for magic books or magic tricks for my birthday or for Christmas and the rest of the year I either had to mow lawns or find part time jobs to help supplement the cost of doing magic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIRTHDAY»

Discover the use of birthday in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to birthday and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Your Birthday Book: A Keepsake Journal
This journal provides fun, fast, and casual birthday activities for ages 1-18 as well as space to stick birthday photos and a random picture from each year, amusing and thought-provoking questions to ask your kid and a time-capsule envelope ...
Amy K., Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 2007
2
Happy Birthday to You!
Describes a birthday celebration in Katroo presided over by the Birthday Bird.
‎1959
3
Fortune-Telling Birthday Book
Harkening back to the 1930s, the nostalgic illustrations in the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book accompany a perennial calendar for you to keep track of (and interpret) the birthdays of your friends and family.
‎2011
4
Birthday
The "Sadako" story goes into the depths of both Sadako's death and her rebirth. Slowly, the details of how The Ring truly works are trickling out into the daylight.
Koji Suzuki, Sakura Mizuki, 2004
5
The Secret Birthday Message
It is Tim's birthday. Instead of a package, Tim gets a mysterious letter -- written in code! Tim -- and the reader -- are off, following the clues. And at the end of the treasure hunt is a wonderful birthday surprise!
Eric Carle, 1986
6
Birthday
Birthday achieves an intensely comic counterpoint to teh visceral domestic drama sutured to bigger issues of aspiration, sacrifice, who we are, how we communicate, the triumph of tolerance, nature and ultimately love.
Joe Penhall, 2013
7
Birthday: Words by John Lennon & Paul Mccartney
Experience the Beatles and the song "Birthday" like never before. A fun birthday book for kids of all ages. Relive memories of yesterday or create memories for a new generation of Beatles' fans. Enjoy singing the book to someone special.
Sandy Miles, 2009
8
My First 18 Years: A Birthday Journal
This book celebrates the milestones, accomplishments, friends and family, likes and dislikes, and dreams of growing up. Parents will love this book when they have a new baby, and children will love filling it out as they get older.
Alex A. Lluch, 2011
9
Birthday
Basis of the Hit MovieRing 0: Birthday! Birthday isRing-master Koji Suzuki’s return to theRinguniverse, a collection of short stories focusing on the female characters with a theme of birth.
Kōji Suzuki, 2006
10
Colorstrology: What Your Birthday Color Says about You
Cleverly packaged with 32 pages of perforated colour chips, this new genre of metaphysical fun will bridge the consumer gap between the house-proud urbanite and the barefoot spiritualist.Colorstrology, the company, is rolling out an entire ...
Michele Bernhardt, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIRTHDAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term birthday is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Riley the birthday dog' used by North Korea as evidence of western …
North Korea's state-run KCTV network has used the popular “birthday dog” meme that swept the internet in 2010 to criticise America and its ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Photos: Celebrating the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader celebrated his 80th birthday at the Global Compassion Summit in California on Monday. Others around the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Happy Birthday MSD: The 34th Year That Gave MS Dhoni the Best …
The years of having his face painted by a birthday cake and opening champagne bottles may well be over. MS Dhoni though can hardly ... «NDTVSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: Mahi's first birthday after becoming father
India ODI captain MS Dhoni turns 34 on Tuesday. The captain with the Midas Touch had an eventful last year where he retired from Test cricket, ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
5
Twitter wants to know your birthday so it can give you e-balloons …
Have a birthday coming up? Twitter wants to help you celebrate. If you edit your Twitter profile to include your birth date, your profile will look ... «The Next Web, Jul 15»
6
9-Year-Old Boy Dies From Beating Over Birthday Cake
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Investigators say he was handcuffed and beaten for taking a slice of birthday cake without permission. Now a ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
7
Eiji Tsuburaya's 114th birthday: Monster movie pioneer honoured in …
Google has released Wednesday's Google Doodle, an interactive game on their homepage that honours the 114th birthday of late special ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
8
Roanoke boy's birthday party goes viral, family feels "Reddit Hug"
Camden's 10th birthday was July 6 and Wayne said Camden started talking about a water balloon fight months before. Camden wanted a big ... «WDBJ7, Jul 15»
9
Happy Birthday Ranveer Singh! Here are the various 'looks' of the …
Ranveer Singh turned 30 on Monday and we can't imagine Bollywood without him, can we? Be it his boyish smile, hair falling over his face, ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
10
Amazon marks 20th birthday with own 'Black Friday'
Online shoppers get ready to spend, spend, spend, for Black Friday is coming early this year as part of Amazon's 20th birthday celebrations. «CNBC, Jul 15»

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