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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yuleyul(n.)

  1. Christmas, or the Christmas season.

Origin of yule:

bef. 900; ME yole, OE geōl(a), c. ON jōl orig., a pagan festival held near midwinter; akin to Go jiuleis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, Noel(noun)

    period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6

Wiktionary

  1. Yule(ProperNoun)

    Yuletide, Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas.

  2. Yule(ProperNoun)

    A wintertime holiday celebrated by the pagan Scandinavian, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon peoples.

  3. Yule(ProperNoun)

    neo-pagan midwinter festival; a celebration of the winter solstice; one of the eight Sabbats celebrated in Wicca

  4. yule(Noun)

    Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24 and January 6).

  5. Origin: geol, geola, from jehwlan. Old English (Anglian) had a native cognate of the word, recorded as giuli. In pre-Christian times this was the term for the two-month midwinter season (December and January).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yule(noun)

    christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior

Freebase

  1. Yule

    Yule or Yuletide is a religious festival observed by the Northern European peoples, later being absorbed into and equated with the Christian festival of Christmas. The earliest references to Yule are by way of indigenous Germanic month names

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yule

    the old name for the festival of Christmas, originally a heathen one, observed at the winter solstice in joyous recognition of the return northward of the sun at that period, being a relic in the N. of the old sun worship.

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