- birth, esp. with reference to place, time, or accompanying conditions
- [N-] a representation of the newborn Jesus, typically as part of a grouping that includes Mary, Joseph, the Magi, etc.
- Astrol. the horoscope for the time of a given person's birth
Origin of nativityMiddle English natiuite from Old French nativite from Late Latin nativitas from Classical Latin nativus, native
- the birth of Jesus
- Christmas Day
- Birth, especially the place, conditions, or circumstances of being born.
- Nativity a. The birth of Jesus.b. A representation, such as a painting, of Jesus just after birth.c. Christmas.
- A horoscope for the time of one's birth.
Origin of nativityMiddle English nativite from Old French from Latin nātīvitās from nātīvus born ; see native .
- (now dated) Someone's birth; the place, time and circumstances of a birth. [from 14th c.]
- (also with capital initial) The birth of Jesus. [from 14th c.]
- (Christianity) The festival celebrating the birth of Jesus; Christmas Day. [from 12th c.]
- (astrology) Someone's birth considered as a means of astrology; a horoscope associated with a person's birth. [from 14th c.]