Definitions for birthday
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an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)
birthday, natal daynoun
the date on which a person was born
The anniversary of the day on which someone is born.
The anniversary of the day on which something is created.
The date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birthdate or date of birth.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from birth and day.
Exhaling first from darkness, they beheld
Birthday of heaven and earth. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii.
This is my birthday; as this very day
Was Cassius born. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
They tell me, ’tis my birthday, and I’ll keep it
With double pomp of sadness:
’Tis what the day deserves, which gave me breath. Dryden.
Your country dames,
Whose cloaths returning birthday claims. Matthew Prior.
A birthday is the anniversary of the birth of a person, or figuratively of an institution. Birthdays of people are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with birthday gifts, birthday cards, a birthday party, or a rite of passage. Many religions celebrate the birth of their founders or religious figures with special holidays (e.g. Christmas, Mawlid, Buddha's Birthday, and Krishna Janmashtami). There is a distinction between birthday and birthdate: the former, except for February 29, occurs each year (e.g. January 15), while the latter is the complete date when a person was born (e.g. January 15, 2001).
A birthday refers to the anniversary of the birth of a person, typically celebrated each year on the date of their birth. It is commonly commemorated with various traditions, such as parties, gifts, greetings, and special activities to honor and celebrate the individual's existence and mark the passing of another year of their life.
A birthday is an annual occasion marking the date of an individual's birth. It is typically celebrated with various traditions and festivities, such as parties, gifts, and well wishes. A person's birthday is often considered a special day in their life and is commonly recognized and acknowledged by family, friends, and acquaintances.
the day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement
the day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth
of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary; as, birthday gifts or festivities
A birthday is a day when a person celebrates the anniversary of his or her birth. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a gift, party, or rite of passage. The celebration of a birthday usually is thought to mark how old a person is, traditionally stopping when death occurs and only stating that if still alive, they would have been old. Some contemporary writers ignore this aspect, however, and keep counting the years since the date of birth of famous people, such as proclaiming that it is Shakespeare's "four hundredth birthday" instead of noting that it is the four hundredth anniversary of his birth. Many religions celebrate the birth of their founders with special holidays.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Anniversary of one's birth. Observed only by men and children.
A celebration of the date, month and year a person or animal is born.
Some people like to celebrate their birthday every year, others are happy to know it is just a moment of time.
Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'birthday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3741
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'birthday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #997
Rank popularity for the word 'birthday' in Nouns Frequency: #1257
The numerical value of birthday in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of birthday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Birthday party is a celebration but not all celebrations are birthday parties.
I just told them I'd stop driving on my birthday, my 90th birthday, and I did. And I was mad at myself because I did it, i thought I was still pretty good!
I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.
Oh, 100%, I miss my siblings, i mean, we all do share, like, the same birthday. It's a big day for all of us today. Assoon as I woke upthey texted me happy birthday and I sent them a happy birthday text back.
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- ልደታ, ልደትAmharic
- عِيدُ مِيلَادٍ, عيد الميلادArabic
- ad günüAzerbaijani
- дзень нараджэнняBelarusian
- дата на раждане, рождена дата, рожден ден, ден на ражданеBulgarian
- natalici, aniversariCatalan, Valencian
- pen-blwydd, penblwyddWelsh
- Geburtsdatum, GeburtstagGerman
- ημερομηνία γεννήσεως, γενέθλιαGreek
- naskotago, naskiĝotagoEsperanto
- fecha de nacimiento, natalicio, cumpleañosSpanish
- urtebetetze, egun, urtemugaBasque
- synttärit, syntymäaika, syntymäpäivä, synnyinpäiväFinnish
- siganisucu, sigaanisucuFijian
- fête, anniversaire, date de naissanceFrench
- jierdeiWestern Frisian
- breithlá, lá breitheIrish
- co-latha breith, là-breithScottish Gaelic
- વરસ ગાનતGujarati
- laa ruggyreeManx
- יום הולדתHebrew
- anivèsèHaitian Creole
- ծնունդ, ծննդյան օրArmenian
- die natalInterlingua
- ulang tahunIndonesian
- fæðingardagur, afmælisdagurIcelandic
- data di nascita, compleannoItalian
- יום הולדתHebrew
- 生年月日, バースデー, 誕生日Japanese
- დაბადების დღეGeorgian
- туған күнKazakh
- 생년월일, 生日, 생일Korean
- penn-bloodh, pedn-bloodhCornish
- туулган күнүKyrgyz
- dies natalis, natalisLatin
- Gebuertsdag, GebuertsdatumLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຊົນມະທິ, ມື້ເກີດLao
- dzimšanas dienaLatvian
- rā whānauMāori
- роденден, датум на раѓањеMacedonian
- төрсөн өдөрMongolian
- वाट दिवसMarathi
- hari lahirMalay
- għeluq sninek, data ta' tweliedMaltese
- geboortedatum, verjaardagDutch
- bursdag, fødselsdagNorwegian
- hoʼdizhchínę́ęjį́ anáyííłką́Navajo, Navaho
- ਜਨਮ-ਦਿਨPanjabi, Punjabi
- data urodzenia, urodzinyPolish
- data de nascimento, aniversárioPortuguese
- wata hunt'ayQuechua
- anniversari, di da naschientscha, nataliziRomansh
- zi de naștere, aniversareRomanian
- день рождения, дата рожденияRussian
- rođendan, datum rođenja, рођендан, dan rođenja, датум рођења, дан рођењаSerbo-Croatian
- උපන් දිනයSinhala, Sinhalese
- rojstni danSlovene
- siku ya uzalishiSwahili
- рӯзи таваллуд, таваллудTajik
- doglan güniTurkmen
- doğum günüTurkish
- день народженняUkrainian
- tugʻilan kunUzbek
- 生日, sinh nhậtVietnamese
- געבורטסטאָג, געבוירן־טאָגYiddish
- usuku lokuzalwaZulu
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