Nativity Definition

nə-tĭvĭ-tē, nā-
nativities
noun
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Birth, esp. with reference to place, time, or accompanying conditions.
Webster's New World
The birth of Jesus.
American Heritage
A representation of the newborn Jesus, typically as part of a grouping that includes Mary, Joseph, the Magi, etc.
Webster's New World
The horoscope for the time of a given person's birth.
Webster's New World
Christmas.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
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idiom
the Nativity
  • the birth of Jesus
  • Christmas Day
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Nativity

Noun

Singular:
nativity
Plural:
nativities

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Nativity

  • the Nativity

Origin of Nativity

  • Middle English nativite from Old French from Latin nātīvitās from nātīvus born native

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman nativite, Middle French nativite, and their source, Latin nātÄ«vitās (“birth").

    From Wiktionary

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