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birth·day

 (bûrth′dā′)
n.
1. The day of one's birth.
2. The anniversary of one's birth.

birthday

(ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ)
n
1.
a. an anniversary of the day of one's birth
b. (as modifier): birthday present.
2. the day on which a person was born
3. any anniversary

birth•day

(ˈbɜrθˌdeɪ)

n.
1. the anniversary of a birth.
2. the day of a person's birth.
3. a day commemorating the founding or beginning of something.
[1350–1400]

anniversary

birthday
1. 'anniversary'

An anniversary is a date when you remember something special that happened on that date in an earlier year.

It's our wedding anniversary today.
They celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.
2. 'birthday'

Don't refer to the anniversary of the date when you were born as your 'anniversary'. You call it your birthday.

On my twelfth birthday I received a letter from my father.
It was 10 December, my daughter's birthday.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birthday - an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)birthday - an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
2.birthday - the date on which a person was bornbirthday - the date on which a person was born
date, day of the month - the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"
Translations
عِيد الـمِيلادعيدُ ميلاد الشَّخص
narozeniny
fødselsdag
syntymäpäivä
rođendan
születésnap
afmælisdagur
誕生日
생일
narodeniny
rojstni dan
födelsedag
วันเกิด
ngày sinh nhật

birthday

[ˈbɜːθdeɪ]
A. N [of person] → cumpleaños m inv; [of event etc] → aniversario m
on my 21st birthdayel día en que cumplo/cumplí 21 años
happy birthday!¡feliz cumpleaños!
B. CPD birthday cake Ntarta f de cumpleaños
birthday card Ntarjeta f de cumpleaños
birthday party Nfiesta f de cumpleaños
birthday present Nregalo m de cumpleaños
birthday suit N in one's birthday suit (hum) → en cueros

birthday

[ˈbɜːrθdi ˈbɜːrθdeɪ]
nanniversaire m
When's your birthday? → Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?
modif [celebration, greetings] → d'anniversairebirthday bash n (= birthday party) → fête f d'anniv birthday boy nprincipal intéressé mbirthday cake ngâteau m d'anniversairebirthday card ncarte f d'anniversairebirthday girl nprincipale intéressée fbirthday party nfête f d'anniversaire
to have a birthday party → faire une fête pour son anniversairebirthday present ncadeau m d'anniversairebirthday suit n
in one's birthday suit (= naked) [man] → en costume d'Adam ; [woman] → en costume d'Ève birth defect nanomalie f congénitale

birthday

nGeburtstag m; what did you get for your birthday?was hast du zum Geburtstag bekommen?; birthday celebrationsGeburtstagsfeierlichkeiten pl; on my birthdayan meinem Geburtstag ? happy

birthday

:
birthday cake
nGeburtstagskuchen mor -torte f
birthday card
Birthday honours
pl (Brit) → Titel- und Ordensverleihungen pl (am offiziellen Geburtstag des britischen Monarchen)
birthday party
nGeburtstagsfeier f; (with dancing etc) → Geburtstagsparty f; (for child) → Kindergeburtstag m
birthday present
birthday suit
n (inf)Adams-/Evaskostüm nt (inf); in one’s birthdayim Adams-/Evaskostüm (inf)

birthday

[ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ]
1. ncompleanno
2. adj (present, party, cake) → del or di compleanno
in my/his birthday suit (fam) → come mamma m'ha/l'ha fatto

birth

(bəːθ) noun
1. (an) act of coming into the world, being born. the birth of her son; deaf since birth.
2. the beginning. the birth of civilization.
birth control
prevention of the conception of children.
ˈbirthday noun
the anniversary of the day on which a person was born. Today is his birthday; (also adjective) a birthday party.
ˈbirthmark noun
a permanent mark on the skin at or from birth. She has a red birthmark on her face.
ˈbirthplace noun
the place where a person etc was born. Shakespeare's birthplace.
ˈbirthrate noun
the number of births per head of population over a given period.
give birth (to)
(of a mother) to produce (a baby) from the womb. She has given birth to two sets of twins.

birthday

عِيد الـمِيلاد narozeniny fødselsdag Geburtstag γενέθλια cumpleaños syntymäpäivä anniversaire rođendan compleanno 誕生日 생일 verjaardag fødselsdag urodziny aniversário день рождения födelsedag วันเกิด doğum günü ngày sinh nhật 生日

birthday

n. cumpleaños, natalicio.

birthday

n cumpleaños m; Happy birthday!..¡Feliz cumpleaños!
References in classic literature ?
No one did for several months, but the word `fete' always produced a general smile, and Laurie's birthday gift to Amy was a tiny coral lobster in the shape of a charm for her watch guard.
The big storm of the winter began on my eleventh birthday, the twentieth of January.
I may as well admit that this is my birthday, and that I am twenty-nine.
There was something very beautiful in the relation that grew up between this pair, so closely and constantly linked together, yet with such a waste of gloomy and mysterious years from his birthday to hers.
It was a picture of a young woman in a long white gown, standing on the rail of a bridge all ready to jump off, with her hair all down her back, and looking up to the moon, with the tears running down her face, and she had two arms folded across her breast, and two arms stretched out in front, and two more reaching up towards the moon -- and the idea was to see which pair would look best, and then scratch out all the other arms; but, as I was saying, she died before she got her mind made up, and now they kept this picture over the head of the bed in her room, and every time her birthday come they hung flowers on it.
A birthday present for our child, Aurelia," he would say,--"a little nest-egg for the future;" but Aurelia once remarked in a moment of bitterness that the hen never lived that could sit on those eggs and hatch anything out of them.
I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday.
He was fourandtwenty the 8th of last June, and my birthday is the 23rd just a fortnight and a day's differencewhich is very odd.
On her seventeenth birthday, he did not visit the churchyard: it was raining, and I observed - 'You'll surely not go out to-night, sir?
Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
I PASS over all that happened at school, until the anniversary of my birthday came round in March.
When the knell of my thirtieth birthday sounded, I suddenly realised, with a desolate feeling at the heart, that I was alone in the world.