Nativity

  • 1 Nativity — Nativity, a synonym of birth, may refer to: Contents 1 The birth of Jesus 2 Feast days 3 Other 4 See also The bi …

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  • 2 Nativity — Na*tiv i*ty, n.; pl. {Nativies}. [F. nativit[ e], L. nativitas. See {Native}, and cf. {Na[ i]vet[ E]}.] 1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc. Chaucer. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 nativity — ► NOUN (pl. nativities) 1) a person s birth. 2) (the Nativity) the birth of Jesus Christ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 nativity — [nə tiv′ə tē, nātiv′ə tē] n. pl. nativities [ME natiuite < OFr nativite < LL nativitas < L nativus, NATIVE] 1. birth, esp. with reference to place, time, or accompanying conditions 2. Astrol. the horoscope for the time of a given person… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 nativity — index birth (emergence of young), genesis, nascency, nationality, origin (source), origination Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Will …

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  • 6 nativity — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. nativité birth (12c.), from L.L. nativitatem (nom. nativitas) birth, from L. nativus born, native (see NATIVE (Cf. native) (adj.)). Late Old English had nativiteð, from earlier O.Fr. nativited …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 nativity — /neuh tiv i tee, nay /, n., pl. nativities. 1. birth. 2. birth with reference to place or attendant circumstances: of Irish nativity. 3. (cap.) the birth of Christ. 4. (cap.) the church festival commemorating the birth of Christ; Christmas. 5.… …

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  • 8 Nativity — n. (pl. ies) 1 (esp. the Nativity) a the birth of Christ. b the festival of Christ s birth; Christmas. 2 a picture of the Nativity. 3 birth. 4 the horoscope at a person s birth. 5 a the birth of the Virgin Mary or St John the Baptist. b the… …

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  • 9 nativity — n. (pl. ies) 1 (esp. the Nativity) a the birth of Christ. b the festival of Christ s birth; Christmas. 2 a picture of the Nativity. 3 birth. 4 the horoscope at a person s birth. 5 a the birth of the Virgin Mary or St John the Baptist. b the… …

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  • 10 Nativity — [[t]nətɪ̱vɪti[/t]] N SING: the N The Nativity is the birth of Jesus, which is celebrated by Christians at Christmas. They admired the tableau of the Nativity. ...the Nativity story …

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  • 11 Nativity — /nəˈtɪvəti/ (say nuh tivuhtee) Christianity –noun 1. the birth of Christ. 2. the church festival commemorating the birth of Christ; Christmas. 3. a representation of the birth of Christ, as in art. –adjective 4. of or relating to the Nativity:… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 Nativity — Na|tiv|i|ty [nəˈtıvıti] n plural Nativities 1.) the Nativity the birth of Jesus Christ 2.) a picture or model of the baby Jesus Christ and his parents in the place where he was born ▪ a Nativity scene with all the animals …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 nativity — noun /nəˈtɪv.ɪ.ti,nəˈtɪv.ə.ti/ a) Birth; the place, time and circumstances of a birth. b) The birth of Jesus Christ (the Nativity). See Also: natal, natality, n …

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  • 14 nativity — noun Nativity is used before these nouns: ↑play, ↑scene …

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  • 15 nativity — Synonyms and related words: aboriginality, accouchement, aspect, astrodiagnosis, astrology, astromancy, autochthonousness, babyhood, beginnings, birth, birth throes, birthing, blessed event, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, childhood,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 nativity — noun (plural nativities) 1》 the occasion of a person s birth. 2》 (usu. the Nativity) the birth of Jesus Christ.     ↘the Christian festival of Christ s birth; Christmas. Origin ME: from OFr. nativite, from late L. nativitas, from L. nativus (see… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 nativity — n 1. birth, blessed event, childbirth, delivery; parturition, childbearing, giving birth, bringing or coming into the world, (all of animals) dropping, hatching, laying, casting, Obs. geniture. 2. background, heritage, origins, extraction,… …

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  • 18 nativity — /nəˈtɪvəti / (say nuh tivuhtee) noun (plural nativities) 1. birth. 2. birth with reference to place or attendant circumstances: *Only now could he afford to emphasise his Australian nativity and turn it to commercial account. –miles franklin,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 nativity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English nativite, from Anglo French nativité, from Medieval Latin nativitat , nativitas, from Late Latin, birth, from Latin nativus Date: 14th century 1. the process or circumstances of being born ; birth;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 Nativity — noun a) The birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. b) Christmas …

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