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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 ?
said Seryozha, coming back rosy and good- humored from his walk the day before his birthday, and giving his overcoat to the tall old hall porter, who smiled down at the little person from the height of his long figure.
A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course.
Peter had gone to Markdale after dinner to spend the afternoon with his reunited parents because it was his birthday.
The wicked Colonel's will has left his Diamond as a birthday present to my cousin Rachel," says Mr.
As this is Lady Sylvie's birthday, I would like to--" and he rushed away.
But I think to-day must be my birthday too, for all that.
Next day during the service at the palace church in honor of the Emperor's birthday, Prince Volkonski was called out of the church and received a dispatch from Prince Kutuzov.
But if I see Ozma I'll tell her you want to come to her birthday party.
As my birthday falls in the winter I get mittens as well as blotting-books and photograph-frames, and if it were in the summer I should get photograph-frames and blotting-books and no mittens; but whatever the present may be, and by whomsoever given, it has to be welcomed with the noisiest gratitude, and loudest exclamations of joy, and such words as entzuckend, reizend, herrlich, wundervoll, and suss repeated over and over again, until the unfortunate Geburtstagskind feels indeed that another year has gone, and that she has grown older, and wiser, and more tired of folly and of vain repetitions.
My birthday was the most melancholy day at home in the whole year.
The big storm of the winter began on my eleventh birthday, the twentieth of January.
But we had looked forward to my one-and-twentieth birthday, with a crowd of speculations and anticipations, for we had both considered that my guardian could hardly help saying something definite on that occasion.