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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, Noelnoun

    period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6


  1. yuletidenoun

    Christmas or the Christmas season.

  2. yuletidenoun

    A common name for the flower Camellia sasanqua native to Japan and nearby islands.

  3. Yuletidenoun

    The period of celebration of a pre-Christian festival associated with the (northern) winter solstice, later absorbed into the festival of Christmas.

  4. Yuletidenoun

    Christmas, the period around Christmas, Christmastime.

  5. Yuletidenoun

    The period of southern winter, sometimes celebrated in the colder, snowy regions of Australia with allusions to Christmas and snow, originally a marketing gimmick.

  6. Etymology: from tid


  1. yuletide

    Yule (also called Jul, jól or joulu) is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the original celebrations of Yule to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht ("Mothers' Night"). Some present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others may have connections to older pagan Yule traditions. Yule and cognates are still used in English and the Scandinavian languages as well as in Finnish and Estonian to describe Christmas and other festivals occurring during the winter holiday season.


  1. yuletide

    Yuletide refers to the time period around Christmas, specifically the days from late December to early January that are traditionally celebrated in various ways by different cultures. The term is derived from ancient Germanic and Norse midwinter festivals, known as Yule, that were later incorporated into the Christian celebration of Christmas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yuletidenoun

    christmas time; Christmastide; the season of Christmas

Etymology and Origins

  1. Yuletide

    Christmastide, from the Norse juul, Christmas.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yuletide in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Yuletide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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