What does birthday mean?

Definitions for birthday
ˈbɜrθˌdeɪbirth·day

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. birthdaynoun

    an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)

  2. birthday, natal daynoun

    the date on which a person was born

Wiktionary

  1. birthdaynoun

    The anniversary of the day on which someone is born.

  2. birthdaynoun

    The anniversary of the day on which something is created.

  3. birthdaynoun

    The date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birthdate or date of birth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Birthdaynoun

    the day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement

  2. Birthdaynoun

    the day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth

  3. Birthdayadjective

    of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary; as, birthday gifts or festivities

Freebase

  1. Birthday

    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

  1. BIRTHDAY

    Anniversary of one's birth. Observed only by men and children.

Editors Contribution

  1. birthday

    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  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'birthday' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3741

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'birthday' in Written Corpus Frequency: #997

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'birthday' in Nouns Frequency: #1257

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of birthday in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of birthday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of birthday in a Sentence

  1. Sheriff Reader:

    There are babies that will grow up without their mothers or grandparents.They've missed birthday's or anniversaries, i think about them on Thanksgiving or Christmas and think about what they're going through.

  2. Amit Ray:

    You can plant a tree to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a promotion or a business success. Tree hugging is a yoga art to connect with nature.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    Parents cry out for help, many through letters to me. For example, I learned about Jonelle Matthews of Greeley, Colorado, who would have celebrated a happy 13th birthday with her family just last month, letters like these touch us deeply, and we've tried our best to help. Last June we opened the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which runs a toll-free hotline and gives other aid as well. But a President can only do so much. So, today I'd like to ask for your help.

  4. Eugene Fidell:

    We need to have a substantive conversation with him, he is the birthday boy here, and it’s important that we get an opportunity to talk to him.

  5. Holly Grimet:

    I didnt want to throw a birthday party because there are so many expectations as a mom to have everything perfect and spend so much money, and celebrating the child gets lost in everything, i reluctantly gave in and threw a last-minute party, and I was given a life lesson.

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