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I can't tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it's like going to somebody else's Christmas dinner, everyone knows everyone, and you're there and you're not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing.
John Cleese

Meaning of "Christmas dinner" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHRISTMAS DINNER

Christmas dinner  [ˈkrɪsməs ˈdɪnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHRISTMAS DINNER

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

Christmas dinner

Christmas dinner

Christmas dinner is the primary meal traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Christmas dinner around the world may differ and the traditions present below can reflect the culture of the respective country it is being celebrated in. Turkey is present in a fair number of these meals.

Definition of Christmas dinner in the English dictionary

The definition of Christmas dinner in the dictionary is the main meal on Christmas day, eaten any time in the afternoon or evening.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHRISTMAS DINNER


ana
ˈeɪnə
Carolina
ˌkærəˈlaɪnə
china
ˈtʃaɪnə
container
kənˈteɪnə
cordiner
ˈkɔːdɪnə
Dana
ˈdeɪnə
designer
dɪˈzaɪnə
dinna
ˈdɪnə
dinner
ˈdɪnə
Freightliner
ˈfreɪtˌlaɪnə
inner
ˈɪnə
Jayawardene
ˌdʒeɪəˈwɑːdɪnə
Kitchener
ˈkɪtʃɪnə
minor
ˈmaɪnə
molendinar
mɒˈlɛndɪnə
predinner
priːˈdɪnə
rana
ˈreɪnə
spinner
ˈspɪnə
trainer
ˈtreɪnə
winner
ˈwɪnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHRISTMAS DINNER

Christmas beetle
Christmas box
Christmas bush
Christmas cactus
Christmas cake
Christmas card
Christmas carol
Christmas cracker
Christmas Day
Christmas decorations
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 DINNER

a dog´s dinner
award-winner
banner
beginner
breadwinner
candlelight dinner
do like a dinner
finner
ginner
grinner
like a dog´s dinner
medal-winner
money-spinner
pinner
potluck dinner
prizewinner
salad spinner
sinner
skinner
thinner
TV dinner

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Christmas dinner» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHRISTMAS DINNER

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

Translator English - Chinese

圣诞大餐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la cena de Navidad
570 millions of speakers

English

Christmas dinner
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रिसमस रात्रिभोज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عشاء عيد الميلاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Рождественский ужин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jantar de Natal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্রিসমাসের ডিনার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

repas de Noël
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

makan malam hari Natal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Weihnachtsessen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クリスマスディナー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크리스마스 저녁 식사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nedha bengi Natal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bữa tiệc Giáng sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிறிஸ்மஸ் இரவு உணவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ख्रिसमस रात्रीचे जेवण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yılbaşı yemeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cena di Natale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kolacja wigilijna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Різдвяна вечеря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cina de Crăciun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Χριστουγεννιάτικο δείπνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Kersete
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

julbord
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Julemiddagen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Christmas dinner

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRISTMAS DINNER»

The term «Christmas dinner» is regularly used and occupies the 58.391 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRISTMAS DINNER» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «CHRISTMAS DINNER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Christmas dinner.
1
Peter Agre
We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.
2
John Cleese
I can't tell you how scary it can be walking onto a movie and suddenly joining this family, it's like going to somebody else's Christmas dinner, everyone knows everyone, and you're there and you're not quite sure what you're supposed to be doing.
3
Busy Philipps
My mother accidentally gave me food poisoning. She fed me baby carrots for a snack before Christmas dinner - but they had expired in June! I threw up for the next 24 hours.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHRISTMAS DINNER»

Discover the use of Christmas dinner in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Christmas dinner and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Colonel's Christmas Dinner
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
Charles King, 2010
2
Will's Christmas Dinner (1897)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
John Calvin Lawrence Clark, 2010
3
The Colonel's Christmas Dinner and Other Stories
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Charles King, 2008
4
The Christmas Dinner Guests
The Christmas Dinner Guests is as much fun for a child to read as it is for an adult to read to a child. Make this enchanted Christmas story become a traditional Holiday book to share with your loved ones for years to come.
Diana Rose Rohlman, 2007
5
The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
By the 18805 the concept of a proper Christmas dinner for all led charities to host Christmas dinners for the urban poor, especially orphans, and for immigrants cloistered on Ellis Island. All served turkey as the main, “Americanizing” course, ...
Andrew F. Smith, 2007
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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
7
It's Christmas, David!
Christmas has arrived with so many rules to follow that David fears his mistakes will cause Santa to pass him by.
‎2010
8
Celebrating Christmas
In small groups, ask the children to share the types of food that their family usually prepares for Christmas dinner and when this special meal is usually eaten. Using large pieces of paper and markers, ask the groups to record their findings and ...
Melinda Blyton, 2000
9
From Christmas to Twelfth Night in Southern Illinois
Besides Aunt Dot, Uncle Joe and myself, the Christmas dinner guest list included: my parents; my maternal grandmother (Uncle Joe's sister); my mother's cousin, Faye, and her husband; and several cousins from Aunt Dot's side of the family.
John J. Dunphy, 2010
10
Margaret Fulton Christmas
From choosing what to serve for Christmas dinner and how best to shop and prepare ahead, to planning a full menu and clever ideas for leftovers, Margaret will help you make this a Christmas to remember.
Margaret Fulton, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHRISTMAS DINNER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Christmas dinner is used in the context of the following news items.
1
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»
2
Christmas comes early for good cause
"We will have a two-course Christmas dinner and some great entertainment," she said. "This year we've got comedian Kat Davidson performing ... «The Queensland Times, Jul 15»
3
Season at Dysfunctional Sevilla Should Have Kristaps Porzingis …
Byars recalled that he had last seen Meythaler at a team Christmas dinner, and then he seemed to be gone. The team struggled with expenses, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Should "Real Men" Be Vegetarians?
And spare a thought for the centrepiece of our Christmas dinner (the Turkey) which in representing a feast of love, has been fattened to the ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
5
Serena Williams maintains stranglehold on sibling rivalry
The Serena Slam is still on and so is Christmas dinner. Venus Williams did not wreck the plans and dreams of her little sister, Serena, and so all ... «The Times, Jul 15»
6
Free Christmas dinner offered to public
Anyone having financial difficulties and can't afford to prepare a Christmas dinner. However, there are no requirements limiting who can eat. «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
7
Nottingham shops and bars look ahead to Christmas...in JULY
... with the launch of the Brussels Sprout Banger, which the retailer says is a great way to sneak the hated vegetable onto the Christmas dinner ... «Nottingham Post, Jul 15»
8
Marks and Spenser releases Christmas menu treat - the Brussels …
An M&S spokesperson said: "It's a great way to sneak this Christmas dinner must-have onto the plates of sprout avoiders." Chefs have also ... «Western Daily Press, Jun 15»
9
Where to celebrate Christmas in July in Sydney, the Blue Mountains …
The Weeds will be hosting a Christmas dinner on Thursday July 23 and lunch on Sunday July 26. The menu features an entree of smoked ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jun 15»
10
Dinner party themes just part of the fun
"I once had a Christmas dinner party for a group of friends," she said. "It was a 1920s murder mystery party. The house looked like a ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 15»

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