Christmas Eve


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Christmas Eve

n.
1. The evening before Christmas.
2. The day before Christmas.
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Christmas Eve

n
the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day
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Christ′mas Eve′


n.
the evening or the day preceding Christmas.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Christmas Eve - the day before ChristmasChristmas Eve - the day before Christmas    
holiday - a day on which work is suspended by law or custom; "no mail is delivered on federal holidays"; "it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"
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Translations
Štědrý denŠtědrý den/večerŠtědrý večer
juleaften
jouluaatto
nuit de Noëlréveillon de Noëlveille de Noël
Badnjak
szentestekarácsonyéjkarácsonyestkarácsonyeste
aðfangadagskvöldaîfangadagskvöld
クリスマスイブ
크리스마스 이브
štedrý deň
julaftonjulaftons kvälljulaftonskväll
คืนก่อนวันคริสต์มาส
Đêm Giáng Sinh

Christmas Eve

nla vigilia di Natale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Christmas

(ˈkrisməs) noun
an annual festival in memory of the birth of Christ, held on December 25, Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve
December 24.
ˈChristmas-tree noun
a (usually fir) tree on which decorations and Christmas gifts are hung.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

Christmas Eve

عَشِيَّة عِيد الـمِيلَاد Štědrý den juleaften Heiligabend Παραμονή Χριστουγέννων Nochebuena jouluaatto veille de Noël Badnjak vigilia di Natale クリスマスイブ 크리스마스 이브 kerstavond julaften Wigilia Bożego Narodzenia véspera de Natal Рождественский сочельник julafton คืนก่อนวันคริสต์มาส Noel arifesi Đêm Giáng Sinh 平安夜
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
Weller,' replied Emma; 'we always have on Christmas Eve. Master wouldn't neglect to keep it up on any account.'
And they seemed to waken the city--all around, far and near, there were bells, ringing wild music; for fully a minute Jurgis lay lost in wonder, before, all at once, the meaning of it broke over him--that this was Christmas Eve!
By the time we had placed the cold, fresh-smelling little tree in a corner of the sitting-room, it was already Christmas Eve. After supper we all gathered there, and even grandfather, reading his paper by the table, looked up with friendly interest now and then.
William used to say that he'd seen a man look a fool a good many times, but never such a fool as that bull looked when he found his pious feelings had been played upon, and 'twas not Christmas Eve. ...
It gave him goose-flesh to think of the season's aggressive cheerfulness, and in his desire to avoid the obvious he determined to travel on Christmas Eve.
"Why, don't I see you every Christmas Eve, when you're asleep?" he rejoined, pinching her blushing cheek.
He found a crooked sixpence under the hearth-rug; and upon Christmas Eve he and Hunca Munca stuffed it into one of the stockings of Lucinda and Jane.
On Christmas eve, accordingly, they began their rude fetes and rejoicings.
Once upon a time -- of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve -- old Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house.
This is a Christmas eve, which comes, you know, but once a year.”
Peter Craig thinks he saw the Family Ghost on Christmas Eve. But the rest of us think all he saw was the white calf with the red tail.
The day was fine and bright; the first skim of snow had fallen on Christmas Eve and made the world beautiful; the harbor was still open and glittering.