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I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.
Jose Mourinho

Meaning of "Christmas Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHRISTMAS DAY

Christmas Day  [ˈkrɪsməs deɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHRISTMAS DAY

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Christmas Day 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 DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Christmas Day

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 Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Christmas Day in the dictionary is 25 December, on which the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, is celebrated.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHRISTMAS DAY


all-day
ˈɔːlˌdeɪ
bidet
ˈbiːdeɪ
birthday
ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ
day
deɪ
dey
deɪ
doomsday
ˈduːmzˌdeɪ
everyday
ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ
faraday
ˈfærəˌdeɪ
holiday
ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ
Mande
ˈmɑːndeɪ
Mayday
ˈmeɪˌdeɪ
midday
ˈmɪdˈdeɪ
one-day
ˈwʌnˌdeɪ
payday
ˈpeɪˌdeɪ
same-day
ˈseɪmˌdeɪ
someday
ˈsʌmˌdeɪ
today
təˈdeɪ
weekday
ˈwiːkˌdeɪ
weekdays
ˈwiːkdeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHRISTMAS DAY

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHRISTMAS DAY

Columbus Day
Father´s Day
Guy Fawkes Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Lammas Day
Last Day
Lord´s Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Midsummer´s Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Orangeman´s Day
Saint Patrick´s Day
Saint Swithin´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Christmas Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Christmas Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHRISTMAS DAY

Find out the translation of Christmas Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Christmas Day 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 Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣诞节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

día de Navidad
570 millions of speakers

English

Christmas Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रिसमस दिवस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يوم عيد الميلاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Рождество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dia de Natal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্রিসমাস ডে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jour de Noël
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

hari Krismas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der erste Weihnachtstag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クリスマス降誕日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크리스마스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Natal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày Giáng sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிறிஸ்துமஸ் நாள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाताळ चा दिवस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Noel günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il giorno di 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

Ziua de Crăciun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ημέρα των Χριστουγέννων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kersdag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

juldagen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

juledag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Christmas Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRISTMAS DAY»

The term «Christmas Day» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.925 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRISTMAS DAY» OVER TIME

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

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8 QUOTES WITH «CHRISTMAS DAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Christmas Day.
1
Alastair Campbell
May I share with you my earliest memory of a political row? It was with my mother, about the Queen - classic Freudian stuff, shrinks would say. I was eight, and refusing to watch the Queen's Christmas Day broadcast.
2
Samantha Isler
Christmas is a huge thing in my family. We usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving. We spend Christmas Eve with one set of grandparents, and Christmas Day with the other grandparents and our family.
3
George J. Mitchell
In the spring of 1994 I decided not to seek reelection to the Senate. I had made the decision 12 years earlier, Christmas Day of 1982, just after I had been first elected to a full term, that I would do the best I could for a limited time.
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Jose Mourinho
I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch.
5
Brian F. O'Byrne
Certainly, nothing would stop me coming home for Christmas, if I can. But I've worked a lot in theatre, and in theatre in New York, we work Christmas Day a lot of the time as well.
6
Monica Seles
I never really did Christmas before. Christmas Day? I mean - what's that? What's it all about? I was always flying on Christmas Day.
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Monica Seles
Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is. No crowded airports and crowded planes. I always flew to Australia. That's what Christmas was for me - a plane journey to the next tournament.
8
Ann Voskamp
Adults are tempted to produce and perform Christmas for their kids and their families, and they arrive at Christmas Day weary and disillusioned.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHRISTMAS DAY»

Discover the use of Christmas Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Christmas Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Christmas Day Kitten
This is one of James Herriot's own favorite stories, and it is sure to be one of yours.
James Herriot, 1993
2
The Christmas Day Murders: A True Crime Chronicle, Texas-style
"The Christmas Day Murders is a journalistic account of the actual murder investigation of Stephanie Barron in 1999. The events recounted in this book are true; however, times and some names have been changed.
J. B. Smith, D. W. Adams, Ph.D., 2006
3
Christmas Day of the Dead
Christmas in Australia just isn't what it used to be.
Yolanda Sfetsos, Kim Richards, 2009
4
Sarah's Special Christmas Day
On the way she will learn of the beautiful differences between people and the deeper joy that comes from everlasting love. Join author Riki Wells for Sarah's Special Christmas Day
Riki Wells, 2010
5
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Ten Christmas Stories...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Edward Everett Hale, Jr., 2012
6
Christmas Day
Once read, Christmas Day itself will never be the same again. The volume also contains a second new work, "A Goose in the Frost", a tribute to Seamus Heaney on winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Paul Durcan, Peter Robb, 2011
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Perfect Christmas Day (Penguin Specials): 15 Essential ...
Cooking Christmas dinner can be stressful, but there's no need to rifle through recipe books, or frantically Google turkey cooking times on Christmas morning as Felicity Cloake has tried and tested recipes from all the greats - from Nigella ...
Felicity Cloake, 2011
8
Twas Christmas Day Morning
Relive the perfect Christmas morning with warm spicy cider, ice-frosted windows, and a grateful family! In "Twas Christmas Day Morning," you will experience those first magical moments of Christmas morning.
Laurie Lockhart, 2009
9
On Christmas Day in the Morning
Grace S. Richmond (1866-1959) was an American author.
Grace S. Richmond, 2008
10
Christmas Day
CHRISTMAS DAY WITH THOMAS SNORTON, ESQ. If the morning of Christmas Day, 18 — , was fine and bright at Fograss Court, it was almost as clear at Clapham Common, and the sun reflected its red glare on the windows of Mr. Thomas ...
William J. Sorrell, 1856

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHRISTMAS DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Christmas Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Christmas Day reveller 'ignored cries for help' after alleged rape in …
A reveller, who denies raping a woman in Dover on Christmas Day, told a jury how he later ignored her cries for help. Tudor Tofoi, 21, claimed ... «Kent Online, Jul 15»
2
Avatar 2 Release Date: Sequel Coming on Christmas Day 2017
James Cameron is set to release his much awaited film Avatar 2 on Christmas Day in 2017. 20th Century Fox has announced that the sequel to ... «MNR Daily, Jul 15»
3
Acts with wow factor wanted for Christmas at the Bowl
"Also, it's a time where lots of other families are starting to congregate in Taranaki and start to meet up, planning for Christmas Day the following ... «Taranaki Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Man sentenced for Blenheim Work and Income arson
A man who set fire to the Blenheim Work and Income office on Christmas Day last year was found hiding under a table in the smouldering ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
5
Judge finds Ellsworth man guilty in Christmas day murder trial
A judge has ruled Christopher Saenz guilty in the 2013 murder of his wife Hilary Saenz back on Christmas day. Loading… Post to Facebook. «WCSH-TV, Jul 15»
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Judge finds Ellsworth man guilty of Christmas Day murder
BANGOR, Maine — A Superior Court judge on Monday found an Ellsworth man accused of killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013 guilty of ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
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Christmas Day rape trial: Tudor Tofoi blames friend who fled Dover …
THE man accused of raping a woman in huts behind a town centre block of flats on Christmas Day blamed his friend who has fled to Romania. «Dover Express, Jul 15»
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Judge to announce verdict in Christmas Day slaying on Monday
BANGOR, Maine — A Superior Court judge will deliver her verdict Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in the case of an Ellsworth man ... «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
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Call for Christmas Day to be reviewed
The commission said there was an element of "prejudicial treatment" in that two Christian holidays - Christmas Day and Good Friday - are paid ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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Christmas Day rape trial: Dover woman was 'followed by two men …
TWO men accused of raping a Dover woman in the early hours of Christmas Day were seen stalking her through the town centre on CCTV a ... «Dover Express, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Christmas Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/christmas-day>. Sep 2020 ».
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