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Christmas

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noun, often attributive Christ·mas \ˈkris-məs\

Simple Definition of Christmas

  • : a Christian holiday that is celebrated on December 25 in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ or the period of time that comes before and after this holiday

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Christmas

  1. 1 :  a Christian feast on December 25 or among some Eastern Orthodox Christians on January 7 that commemorates the birth of Christ and is usually observed as a legal holiday

  2. 2 :  christmastide

Christmassy

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Christmasy

play \-mə-sē\ adjective

Examples of christmas in a sentence

  1. We're spending Christmas with my parents.

  2. We had a very happy Christmas this year.

  3. I wish you all a merry Christmas.



Origin and Etymology of christmas

Middle English Christemasse, from Old English Cristes mæsse, literally, Christ's mass


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with christmas




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