Xmas


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X·mas

 (krĭs′məs, ĕks′məs)
n.
Christmas.

[From X, the Greek letter chi, first letter of Greek Khrīstos, Christ; see Christ.]
Usage Note: The pronunciation (ĕks′məs) is the result of a misinterpretation of the abbreviation Xmas, where the X actually represents a Greek chi, the first letter of Khrīstos, "Christ." This pronunciation is informal.

Xmas

(ˈɛksməs; ˈkrɪsməs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) informal short for Christmas
[C16: from symbol X for Christ + -mas]

Xmas

(ˈkrɪs məs; often ˈɛks məs)
Christmas.
usage: The abbreviation Xmas for Christmas dates from the mid-16th cent. The X is the Greek letter chi, the initial in the word Χριστός (Christos) “Christ.” In spite of a long and respectable history, today Xmas is objectionable to many, perhaps because of its associations with advertising. It is not used in formal writing.

Xmas

(ˈkrisməs)
short for Christmas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Xmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of ChristXmas - a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
Dec, December - the last (12th) month of the year

Xmas

noun Christmas, Noel, festive season, Yule (archaic), Yuletide (archaic), Christmastime, Christmastide, Crimbo (Brit. informal) It would be nice to have my dad home for Xmas.
Quotations
"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house"
"Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" [Clement C. Moore A Visit from St. Nicholas]
Translations
Vánoce
jul
joulu
Božić
クリスマス
크리스마스
božič
jul
คริสต์มาส
Lễ Giáng sinh

Xmas

[ˈɛksməs ˈkrɪsməs] n abbr (=Christmas) → Noël mX-rated [ˌɛksˈreɪtɪd] adj (US) (formerly) [film] → interdit(e) aux moins de 17 ansX-ray [ˌɛksˈreɪ]
n
(= radiation) → rayon m X
(= photograph) → radio f, radiographie f
to take an X-ray of sth → faire une radio de qch
(= examination) → radio f, radiographie f
to have an X-ray → se faire faire une radio, passer une radio
modif [machine, equipment, department] → de radiologie
vt [+ arm, chest] → faire une radio de, radiographier; [+ person] → faire une radio à, radiographier; [+ baggage] → passer aux rayons X
They X-rayed my arm → Ils m'ont fait une radio du bras.

Xmas

Xmas

كريسماس Vánoce jul Weihnachten Χριστούγεννα Navidades joulu Noël Božić Natale クリスマス 크리스마스 Kerstmis jul Boże Narodzenie Natal Рождество jul คริสต์มาส Noel Lễ Giáng sinh 圣诞节
References in classic literature ?
Dearest Hetty: I don't think I can do exactly what you want, as I must spend Xmas with Mamma at Chiswick; but I need not get there until Xmas Eve, and we break up here on yesterday week, the
So I will go straight to you and bring you with me to Mamma's, where you will spend Xmas much better than moping in a strange house.
What did you enjoy most about filming the Xmas special?
Or, 'I haven't got that many Xmas cards to write, the cut-off isn't until the 21st of December, I'll write them by the Xmas tree one evening, it'll be sooo cosy', to 'Santa on a bike
Try changing someone's life that will stick with them for a lifetime not just a couple of weeks while it airs on TV, just a thought, Sainsbury's, same goes to all the other Xmas ads from all the big companies.
He said participation of Muslim community in Xmas functions also spoke loud of the affection of the nation with Christian community whose loyalty with the motherland is above board, he concluded.
ENTERTAINMENT: Christmas films "I know it's not an Xmas film but Wizard of Oz.
Christmas products on sale include decoration bells, decoration balls, decoration garland beads, decoration guitar, Xmas ornament balls, Xmas party poppers, Xmas top crinkle, Christmas trees, Santa hats, lights and more.
Although Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody was victor in the 1973 chart race between the two songs, it only makes number five in the download list - behind Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday at four.
We have our A-Z of winter fashion to help you dress for your Xmas bash.
IAlmost 40 years after Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody beat Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday to the top of the charts it has been declared the best song.
She was a loyal volunteer for 20 years as an Auxiliary Sponsor, assisting at the Boston Veterans Hospital Xmas Gift Shoppe and locally at the Worcester State Hospital Xmas parties and the Bingo parties at the former Belmont Home.