Yuletide meaning

yo͝oltīd
The season of Yule.
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(dated) The period of celebration of a pre-Christian festival associated with the (northern) winter solstice, later absorbed into the festival of Christmas.
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A common name for the flower Camellia sasanqua native to Japan and nearby islands.
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(Australia, regional) The period of southern winter, sometimes celebrated in the colder, snowy regions of Australia with allusions to Christmas and snow, originally a marketing gimmick.
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Christmastime.
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Alternative spelling of Yuletide. Christmas or the Christmas season.
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(dated) Christmas season, the period around Christmas, Christmastime.
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Origin of yuletide

  • Yule +"Ž -tide (“period around a holiday"), from Old English tÄ«d (“time")

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  • Yule (“Christmas") +"Ž -tide (“period around a festival")

    From Wiktionary