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name day

n.
The feast day of the saint after whom one is named.
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name day

n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the feast day of a saint whose name one bears
2. (Stock Exchange) another name for ticket day
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name′ day`


n.
1. the feast day of the saint after whom a person is named.
2. the day on which a person is christened.
[1715–25]
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Noun1.name day - the feast day of a saint whose name one bears
saint's day - a day commemorating a saint
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