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 ?
X is the sacred symbol of ten dollars, and in such words as Xmas, Xn, etc., stands for Christ, not, as is popular supposed, because it represents a cross, but because the corresponding letter in the Greek alphabet is the initial of his name -- Xristos .
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X stands for Christ's name, so people are "keeping Christ in Christmas" when they write "Xmas." It was first used to symbolize Christ in the mid-1500s. 
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