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NATIVITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Nativity mean? 

NATIVITY (noun)
  The noun NATIVITY has 2 senses:

1. the event of being born
2. the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas

  Familiarity information: NATIVITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NATIVITY (noun)


Sense 1nativity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The event of being born

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

nascence; nascency; nativity; birth

Context example:

they celebrated the birth of their first child

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

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nativity"):

delivery (the event of giving birth)

live birth (the birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation))

posthumous birth (birth of a child by Caesarean section after the death of the mother)

posthumous birth (birth of a child after the father has died)

rebirth; reincarnation; renascence (a second or new birth)


Sense 2Nativity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

Nativity; Virgin Birth

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

theological doctrine (the doctrine of a religious group)

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

Christian theology (the teachings of Christian churches)


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