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.
The decoration of the exterior of houses for Xmas actually pleased me somewhat as I always love a bit of kitsch and who doesn't like Xmas lights?
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.
Xmas Around the World empowers these skills and will make Christmas that much more enjoyable for you and your kids.
Cook a unique dinner consisting of delicacies native to various parts of the world and are unique to the tradition of Xmas in those parts.
Consumers are thronging the markets of Kerala, buying twinkling Xmas stars, fir or pine trees, cribs and decorative items, which form a vital part of the Christmas celebrations.
Merry Xmas Everybody was released on December 7 and stayed at No 1 for five weeks, remaining in the charts even in February at the height of Britain's three-day week.
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.
Last night, the Egyptians, Christians and Muslims restored the spirit of January 25 Revolution and celebrated together the Xmas at the different churches.
I was speaking with a colleague, Fred, who is an atheist, and he told me that he preferred to use Xmas on his Christmas cards rather than Christmas.
An X-ray facility - named XMaS - which helps scientists explore the microscopic and atomic structure of matter has been given a festive boost in the shape of PS6 million funding.