name day

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name day

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

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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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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A This would be the second visit of Neofit to Russia and is upon the invitation of the Russian Patriarch Kiril on the occasion of the Slavic Alphabet and Culture Day and the nameday of Kiril.
Krzhizhanovsky eliminated the Sermon at the Bench, preferring to have Onegin pursue a mortified Tatyana around the noisy Nameday dance floor, trying (in mounting irritation) to explain himself.
St George's background may be one reason why his nameday - which is Sunday - is celebrated with less enthusiasm than that of St Patrick.