What does Nativity mean?

Definitions for Nativity
nəˈtɪv ɪ ti, neɪ-Na·tiv·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. birth, nativity, nascency, nascencenoun

    the event of being born

    "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

  2. Virgin Birth, Nativitynoun

    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. nativitynoun

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

    Etymology: nativitas, birth

  2. nativitynoun

    The birth of Jesus Christ (the Nativity).

    Etymology: nativitas, birth

  3. nativitynoun

    A horoscope associated with a person's birth.

    Etymology: nativitas, birth

  4. Nativitynoun

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

    Etymology: nativitas, birth

  5. Nativitynoun


    Etymology: nativitas, birth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nativitynoun

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

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

  2. Nativitynoun

    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

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

  3. Nativitynoun

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

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

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  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

Examples of Nativity in a Sentence

  1. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Just a hurried line...to tell a story which puts the contrast between *our* feast of the Nativity and all this ghastly Xmas racket at it's lowest. My brother heard a woman on a 'bus say, as the 'bus passed a church with a Crib outside it, Oh Lor' They bring religion into everything. Look- they're dragging it even into Christmas now

  2. Nicky Grimaldi:

    Grimaldi explained. The X-ray revealed several figures, including the outline of what could be one of the three wise men. Also visible is the outline of a baby in a manger with a halo around its head. MASSIVE, 2,034-FOOT ASTEROID WILL ZOOM PAST EARTH JUST AFTER CHRISTMAS X-rays of a medieval painting revealed a Nativity scene that was painted over centuries ago. (Northumbria University and The Bowes Museum) It was common practice to apply gold leaf to these type[s] of religious paintings and in the x-ray, we can see that gold is present in the halo around the babys head.

  3. 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.

  4. Christopher Marlowe:

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

  5. Nicky Grimaldi:

    It really is quite unusual to find paintings hidden in this way and to discover a Nativity scene in this detail and just before Christmas was really incredible.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. abrupt
    • B. frantic
    • C. dangerous
    • D. obnoxious

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