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1 the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child" [syn: birth, nascency, nascence] [ant: death]
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 [syn: Virgin Birth]

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nativitas, birth


  • /nəˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/|/nəˈtɪv.ə.ti/, /n@"tIv.I.ti/|/n@"tIv.@.ti/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪvɪti


  1. Birth; the place, time and circumstances of a birth.
  2. The birth of Jesus Christ (the Nativity).
  3. A horoscope associated with a person's birth.

Related terms


  • Italian: natività
  • Maltese: twelied
  • Polish: narodzenie
  • Romanian: naştere
  • Russian: рождение, место рождения
  • Spanish: navidad, nacimiento
the birth of Jesus Christ
  • Polish: narodzenie
  • Russian: рождество, рождество Христово
  • Spanish: navidad

See also

Extensive Definition

Nativity may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aboriginality, accouchement, aspect, astrodiagnosis, astrology, astromancy, autochthonousness, babyhood, beginnings, birth, birth throes, birthing, blessed event, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, childhood, confinement, cradle, delivery, freshman year, genesis, genethliac astrology, genethliacism, genethliacs, genethlialogy, giving birth, hatching, having a baby, horoscope, horoscopy, house, inception, inchoation, incipience, incipiency, incunabula, indigenousness, infancy, labor, mansion, multiparity, mundane astrology, mundane house, nascence, nascency, nationality, native-bornness, nativeness, nativism, natural astrology, origin, origination, parturition, planetary house, pregnancy, stargazing, the Nativity, the stork, travail, youth, zodiac
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