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Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
Jimmy Cannon

Meaning of "Christmas" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHRISTMAS

Old English Crīstes mæsseMass of Christ.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHRISTMAS

Christmas  [ˈkrɪsməs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHRISTMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Christmas 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 CHRISTMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ[6][7] and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25[3][4][5] by billions of people around the world.[8][2][9] A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night.[10] Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations,[11][12][13] is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians,[1][14][15] and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown.[16][17] His birth is mentioned in two of the four canonical gospels. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25,[18] a date later adopted in the East,[19][20] although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January in the modern-day Gregorian calendar.

Definition of Christmas in the English dictionary

The first definition of Christmas in the dictionary is the annual commemoration by Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec 25. Other definition of Christmas is Also called: Christmas Day. Dec 25, observed as a day of secular celebrations when gifts and greetings are exchanged. Christmas is also Also called: Christmastide. the season of Christmas extending from Dec 24 to Jan 6.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHRISTMAS


anonymous
əˈnɒnɪməs
atmos
ˈætməs
autonomous
ɔːˈtɒnəməs
enormous
ɪˈnɔːməs
Erasmus
ɪˈræzməs
famous
ˈfeɪməs
hummus
ˈhʊməs
humus
ˈhjuːməs
hypothalamus
ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs
infamous
ˈɪnfəməs
isthmus
ˈɪsməs
maximus
ˈmæksɪməs
Palmas
ˈpælməs
primus
ˈpraɪməs
synonymous
sɪˈnɒnɪməs
Thermos
ˈθɜːməs
Thomas
ˈtɒməs
unanimous
juːˈnænɪməs
world-famous
ˌwɜːldˈfeɪməs
Xmas
ˈɛksməs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHRISTMAS

Christly
Christmas beetle
Christmas box
Christmas bush
Christmas cactus
Christmas cake
Christmas card
Christmas carol
Christmas cracker
Christmas Day
Christmas decorations
Christmas dinner
Christmas disease
Christmas Eve
Christmas factor
Christmas hamper
Christmas Island
Christmas lights
Christmas ornament
Christmas party

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHRISTMAS

Bahamas
Cabimas
camas
doubting Thomas
Dumas
Father Christmas
Habermas
Hallowmas
Hamas
in inverted commas
John Thomas
Lammas
Las Palmas
mas
pajamas
pre-Christmas
pyjamas
Saint Thomas
the Bahamas
white Christmas

Synonyms and antonyms of Christmas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHRISTMAS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «Christmas» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of Christmas

Translation of «Christmas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHRISTMAS

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

Translator English - Chinese

圣诞节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Navidad
570 millions of speakers

English

Christmas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रिसमस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عِيد الـمِيلَاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Рождество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Natal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বড়দিনের পর্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Noël
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Krismas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Weihnachten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クリスマス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크리스마스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Natal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Giáng Sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிறிஸ்துமஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ख्रिसमस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Noel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Natale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Boże Narodzenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Різдво
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Crăciun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Χριστούγεννα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kersfees
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

jul
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jul
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Christmas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRISTMAS»

The term «Christmas» is very widely used and occupies the 2.238 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRISTMAS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Christmas» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Christmas» 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 Christmas

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10 QUOTES WITH «CHRISTMAS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Christmas.
1
Sebastian Arcelus
I do love Christmas, although my wife puts me to shame. She is a huge Christmas fan, so we do love us some Christmas in our house.
2
Andrea Arnold
I'm sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.
3
Leigh-Allyn Baker
Our traditions have been waking up on Christmas morning and feasting on a southern breakfast. I'm from the South. We eat grits and biscuits and gravy and eggs with Ritz crackers and country ham, bacon, you name it.
4
Gisele Bundchen
Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It's a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.
5
Jimmy Cannon
Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
6
Cher
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
7
Vince Clarke
I went on iTunes and looked at versions of Christmas songs. Everyone has done them!
8
John Clayton
Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
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Jimmy Fallon
My parents were kind of over protective people. Me and my sister had to play in the backyard all the time. They bought us bikes for Christmas but wouldn't let us ride in the street, we had to ride in the backyard. Another Christmas, my dad got me a basketball hoop and put it in the middle of the lawn! You can't dribble on grass.
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Edna Ferber
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHRISTMAS»

Discover the use of Christmas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Christmas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms.
Barbara Robinson, 2011
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Olivia Helps with Christmas: with audio recroding
Do you see how hard it is to be so helpful during the holidays? A lovingly-told and lavishly-illustrated Olivia Helps With Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking, and a bright star atop the Olivia series.
Ian Falconer, 2010
3
Christmas
Simple text and photographs describe the history of Christmas and how it is celebrated.
Mari C. Schuh, Gail Saunders-Smith, 2001
4
Christmas
Retells the story of Christ's birth, the angels appearing before the shepherds, and the three wise men following a bright new star.
Dick Bruna, 2004
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Christmas
Introduces Christmas, and discusses its pagan and Christian origins, seasonal decorations and music, religious and secular celebrations, and the holiday around the world.
Molly Aloian, 2008
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Christmas
A study of how Christmas is celebrated around the world. The book describes the cultural and religious importance to the cultures involved and offers ideas for making festive decorations and food. 5-8 yrs.
Catherine Chambers, 2004
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Christmas
Part of Applewood's Pictorial America series, these small books offer a beautiful visual history of American holidays, and feature images drawn from historical sources, including prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs.
James Lantos, Applewood Books, Jim Lantos, 2009
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A Very Merry Christmas
When Geronimo travels to New York City for Christmas, he accidentally switches luggage with another passenger, so he travels all over the city searching for the bag's owner and his own bag, which contains his Christmas presents.
‎2008
9
Christmas
Funny and lovely Picture Books for Little Ones! A book to help little ones discover Christmas and its traditions. Discover Fleurus charming picture books with simple images and texts to develop children's knowledge of the world around them.
Emilie Beaumont, Sylvie Michelet, Nathalie Bélineau, 2012
10
Christmas
Introduces this Christian holiday, discussing when it takes place, its history and significance, preparations, Advent, how it is celebrated, and Boxing Day.
Saviour Pirotta, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHRISTMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Christmas is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Reminder: Hallmark's Ornament Launch In July Is Not Christmas
The offending holiday is usually, but not always, Christmas. Every year around this time, we hear from exasperated shoppers who walk by a ... «The Consumerist, Jul 15»
2
Joe Harris, Rakeem Christmas highlight Cavs' summer league roster
Joe Harris and rookie draft picks Rakeem Christmas and Sir'Dominic Porter highlight the Cavs' summer league roster, released Tuesday. «Akron Beacon Journal, Jul 15»
3
Scottdale pizza shop running Christmas in July Toy Drive
The reason for the trees, lights, garland and decorative bags and such is charitable. The pizza business is embarking on a Christmas in July ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
4
Good Morning: Operation Christmas fish fry, car show in July
DALEVILLE — The town of Daleville is already thinking about Christmas and helping those less fortunate with a fish fry and car show later this ... «The Herald Bulletin, Jul 15»
5
Ronald McDonald House seeks wish list items for 'Christmas in July …
Jamie Breneman and her husband Steve volunteer to cook Christmas dinner at the CNY Ronald McDonald House on East Genesee Street in ... «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
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Donald L. 'Buddy' Christmas, 45; Lifelong Enfield Resident; Manager …
Besides his parents he is also survived by his wife Lisa L. (Lyons) Christmas, his beloved children Daniel, Michael & Angelina Christmas and ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Acts with wow factor wanted for Christmas at the Bowl
Christmas at the Bowl artistic director Jordan McFadyen and his daughter ... are already well under way for this year's Christmas at the Bowl. «Taranaki Daily News, Jul 15»
8
Christmas comes early for good cause
CHRISTMAS is a season of love, kindness and generosity and this year a local fundraising team is hoping to spread the good tidings early for a ... «The Queensland Times, Jul 15»
9
BGC thrift shop celebrating Christmas in July
BULLHEAD CITY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River Thrift & Gift will celebrate Christmas for the entire month of July by offering all ... «Mohave Valley News, Jul 15»
10
Lizard Squad member convicted for Christmas attacks on PSN, Xbox …
A Finnish teenager who claimed responsibility for the cyberattack that brought down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network last year has been ... «Polygon, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Christmas [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/christmas>. Sep 2021 ».
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