Definition of Nativity

1. Noun. The event of being born. "They celebrated the birth of their first child"

Exact synonyms: Birth, Nascence, Nascency
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Delivery, Live Birth, Posthumous Birth, Posthumous Birth, Rebirth, Reincarnation, Renascence
Derivative terms: Be Born, Birth, Nascent
Antonyms: Death

2. Noun. The theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas.
Exact synonyms: Virgin Birth
Group relationships: Christian Theology
Generic synonyms: Theological Doctrine

Definition of Nativity

1. n. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc.

Definition of Nativity

1. Noun. (Christianity) The birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) Christmas. ¹

3. Noun. Birth; the place, time and circumstances of a birth. ¹

4. Noun. (religion) The birth of Jesus Christ (the Nativity). ¹

5. Noun. (astrology) A horoscope associated with a person's birth. ¹

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Definition of Nativity

1. the process of being born [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Nativity

1. Origin: F. Nativite, L. Nativitas. See Native, and cf. Naivete. 1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc. "I have served him from the hour of my nativity." (Shak) "Thou hast left . The land of thy nativity." (Ruth II. 11) "These in their dark nativity the deep Shall yield us, pregnant with infernal flame." (Milton) 2. A picture representing or symbolizing the early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to express the stable in which he was born. 3. A representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate his future destinies; a horoscope. The Nativity, the birth or birthday of Christ; Christmas day. To cast, or calculate, one's nativity, to find out and represent the position of the heavenly bodies at the time of one's birth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Nativity

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1. The Influence of Milton on English Poetry by Raymond Dexter Havens (1922)
"THE nativity In sharp contrast with the vogue enjoyed by the translation from Horace is the neglect which has befallen the nativity ode. ..."

2. Immigration and Labor: The Economic Aspects of European Immigration to the by Isaac Aaronovich Hourwich (1922)
"•The per cent distribution, by parent nativity and color, of persons of all ages engaged in manufactures in the United States was as follows: white of ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"It is curious that in one of his epistles Augustine does not seem to recognize the nativity as a festival of the first order, whereafter referring to the ..."

4. Abstract of the Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 by United States Census Office, Simon Newton Dexter North, Walter Francis Willcox, Henry Gannett (1902)
"30 School, Militia, and Voting Ages 81 Scx, General nativity, and Color... 80 Mississippi: Agriculture 225 Manufactures 119 Population— s Counties and Minor ..."

5. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1894)
"nativity, The. An altar-piece with wings, executed by Hugo van der Goes (d. ... A small triptych altar-piece, representing the nativity, a Dead Christ in ..."

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