Definition of Name day

1. Noun. The feast day of a saint whose name one bears.

Generic synonyms: Saint's Day



Definition of Name day

1. Noun. The feast day of the saint after whom one is named. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Name Day

name-based type system
name-based type systems
name-calling
name-callings
name-drop
name-dropper
name-dropping
name-sake
name after
name and address
name and shame
name bearing type
name brand
name brands
name calling
name day (current term)
name days
name drop
name dropper
name dropping
name for
name it, claim it
name names
name part
name reaction
name server
name servers
name tag
nameability
nameable

Literary usage of Name day

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1. A Treatise on the Specific Performance of Contracts by Edward Fry (1892)
"If the jobber had failed to pass to the broker such a name or names by the name day, the selling broker could have sold out the shares against him, ..."

2. Narrative of an Expedition to the Polar Sea in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822 by Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangel, Edward Sabine (1842)
"The Emperor's Name-day.—Failure of the Reindeer Hunt.—Famine. —Return by Water.—Inhabitants of the Banks of the Greater ..."

3. Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden: During the Years 1805, 1806, 1807 by Sir Robert Ker Porter (1809)
"... regretted the present dulness even more than I; but' as a kind of fairy favour, the name-day of the empress dowager came its annual round, and promised ..."

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