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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Luca Favarin:

    The nativity scene is the image of a refugee who seeks shelter and finds it in a stable.

  5. Michael Nazir-Ali:

    The words the Lord Jesus occur three times in the carol and point to the central message of Christmas which is : God is with us in Jesus. Everything in the Church, where the Nativity play is being held, points to this central truth of the Christian Faith.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. ambidextrous
    • B. equivalent
    • C. eloquent
    • D. occlusive

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