What does Nativity mean?

Definitions for Nativitynəˈtɪv ɪ ti, neɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Nativity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. birth, nativity, nascency, nascence(noun)

    the event of being born

    "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

  2. Virgin Birth, Nativity(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


  1. nativity(Noun)

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

  2. nativity(Noun)

    The birth of Jesus Christ (the Nativity).

  3. nativity(Noun)

    A horoscope associated with a person's birth.

  4. Nativity(Noun)

    The birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

  5. Nativity(Noun)


  6. Origin: nativitas, birth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nativity(noun)

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

  2. Nativity(noun)

    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. Nativity(noun)

    a representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate his future destinies; a horoscope

  4. Origin: [F. nativit, L. nativitas. See Native, and cf. Navet.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nativity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nativity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christopher Marlowe:

    You stars that reigned at my nativity, whose influence hath allotted death and hell.

  2. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 5 scene 1:

    This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death.

  3. Michael Mars:

    There's nothing wrong with (having a nativity scene on government property) ... if other religions can be accepted as well, there can't be one dominating voice to all the voices.

  4. Flower A. Newhouse:

    We are here in life for but one reason-to learn to climb through ascensions of consciousness into the true Selfhood which is within us-the Selfhood which belongs to the eternal, the Selfhood which is our real nativity, our home in God's spirit.

  5. Pam Olsen:

    I'm actually very sad that she felt motivated to do that, i do not like the display. I think it's rude and it's sad that he put it up to protest the nativity that means so much to millions of people, however I don't think anyone should ever vandalize anything. Free speech is free speech whether we like it or not.

Images & Illustrations of Nativity

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