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Princeton's WordNet

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

    period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6

Wiktionary

  1. Yulenoun

    Yuletide, Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas.

    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).

  2. Yulenoun

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

    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).

  3. Yulenoun

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

    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).

  4. yulenoun

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

    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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yulenoun

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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. 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!

  2. 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.

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