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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Natalia's day and the name day of two of the Rostovs- the mother and the youngest daughter- both named Nataly.
I am very, very grateful to you, mon cher," or "ma chere"- he called everyone without exception and without the slightest variation in his tone, "my dear," whether they were above or below him in rank- "I thank you for myself and for our two dear ones whose name day we are keeping.
However, Kerik withdrew his name days later, citing immigration problems with a former nanny; he later pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including lying to the White House.