HyperDic: christmas

English > 2 senses of the word Christmas:
NOUNtimeChristmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, Noelperiod extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
timeChristmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ
Christmas > pronunciation
Soundskrih'smahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > Christmas: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningPeriod extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6.
SynonymsChristmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, Noel
Part ofDecember, DecThe last (12th) month of the year
January, JanThe first month of the year
PartsBoxing DayFirst weekday after Christmas
BroaderseasonA recurrent time marked by major holidays
SpanishNavidad, Yule, Yuletide
CatalanNadal, Noel
English > Christmas: 2 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland.
SynonymsChristmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25
Part ofDecember, DecThe last (12th) month of the year
Broaderfeast day, fete dayA day designated for feasting
holy day of obligationA day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
legal holiday, national holiday, public holidayauthorized by law and limiting work or official business
quarter dayA Christian holy day
SpanishChristmas Day, Navidad
Catalandia de Nadal, nadal, Nadal

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