Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » C » Chorizema ... Christmas Box

CHRISTMAS

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Christmas mean? 

CHRISTMAS (noun)
  The noun CHRISTMAS has 2 senses:

1. period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
2. a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

  Familiarity information: CHRISTMAS used as a noun is rare.


CHRISTMAS (verb)
  The verb CHRISTMAS has 1 sense:

1. spend Christmas

  Familiarity information: CHRISTMAS used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHRISTMAS (noun)


Sense 1Christmas [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Yuletide; Yule; Noel; Christmastime; Christmastide; Christmas

Hypernyms ("Christmas" is a kind of...):

season (a recurrent time marked by major holidays)

Meronyms (parts of "Christmas"):

Boxing Day (first weekday after Christmas)

Holonyms ("Christmas" is a part of...):

Jan; January (the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice)

Dec; December (the last (12th) month of the year)


Sense 2Christmas [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Christmas Day; Dec 25; Xmas; Christmas

Hypernyms ("Christmas" is a kind of...):

quarter day (a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due)

feast day; fete day (a day designated for feasting)

holy day of obligation (a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion)

legal holiday; national holiday; public holiday (authorized by law and limiting work or official business)

Holonyms ("Christmas" is a part of...):

Dec; December (the last (12th) month of the year)


CHRISTMAS (verb)


Sense 1christmas [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spend Christmas

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

We were christmassing in New York

Hypernyms (to "christmas" is one way to...):

pass; spend (pass (time) in a specific way)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Liquor before beer and you're in the clear. Beer before liquor and you'll never be sicker." (English proverb)

"To know your limitations is the hallmark of a wise person." (Bhutanese proverb)

"Close the door from which the wind blows and relax." (Arabic proverb)

"If a caged bird isn't singing for love, it's singing in a rage." (Corsican proverb)

 CHRISTMAS: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.076 seconds