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Princeton's WordNet

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

    period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6


  1. Yulenoun

    Yuletide, Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas.

  2. Yulenoun

    A wintertime holiday celebrated by the pagan Scandinavian, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon peoples.

  3. Yulenoun

    neo-pagan midwinter festival; a celebration of the winter solstice; one of the eight Sabbats celebrated in Wicca

  4. yulenoun

    Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24 and January 6).

  5. Etymology: geol, geola, from jehwlan. Old English (Anglian) had a native cognate of the word, recorded as giuli. In pre-Christian times this was the term for the two-month midwinter season (December and January).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Yulenoun

    The time of Christmas.

    Etymology: geol, yeol, yehul , Saxon.


  1. Yule

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yulenoun

    christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior

  2. Etymology: [OE. yol, ol, AS. gel; akin to gela December or January, Icel. jl Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. Jolly.]


  1. Yule

    Yule or Yuletide is a religious festival observed by the Northern European peoples, later being absorbed into and equated with the Christian festival of Christmas. The earliest references to Yule are by way of indigenous Germanic month names

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yule

    yool, n. the season or feast of Christmas.—n. Yule′tide, the time or season of Yule or Christmas.—Yule log, the block of wood cut down in the forest, then dragged to the house, and set alight in celebration of Christmas. [A.S. géol, yule, se ǽrra géola, December; Ice. jól. Not conn. either with Ice. hjól, wheel, or M. E. youlen, yollen, to cry out or yawl.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yule

    the old name for the festival of Christmas, originally a heathen one, observed at the winter solstice in joyous recognition of the return northward of the sun at that period, being a relic in the N. of the old sun worship.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. YULE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Yule is ranked #24838 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Yule surname appeared 1,002 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Yule.

    94.2% or 944 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 22 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yule in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of yule in a Sentence

  1. Michael Mars:

    So for the Yule holiday season we enjoy the richness of life and the company of people whom we cherish, as we will often be the only ones who know where the traditions really came from! i personally just view it as more of a time to be with my family.

  2. Katie Leung:

    During the scene of the Yule Ball, the ground was very slippery and I was wearing high heels and I slipped but good thing I grabbed onto Robert so I didn't fall and good thing the cameras weren't where we were yet. Oh, that was so embarrassing!

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