What does XMAS mean?

Definitions for XMASˈkrɪs məs; often ˈɛks məs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Christmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25(noun)

    a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland


  1. Xmas

    Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas . It is sometimes pronounced, but it, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass, while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which comes into English as "Christ". There is a common misconception that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas", but its use dates back to the 16th century.

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  1. XMAS

    What does XMAS stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the XMAS acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of XMAS in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of XMAS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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