Christmas carol

Christmas carol
Christmas Christ"mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and hospitality. [1913 Webster]

{Christmas box}. (a) A box in which presents are deposited at Christmas. (b) A present or small gratuity given to young people and servants at Christmas; a Christmas gift.

{Christmas carol}, a carol sung at, or suitable for, Christmas.

{Christmas day}. Same as {Christmas}.

{Christmas eve}, the evening before Christmas.

{Christmas fern} (Bot.), an evergreen North American fern ({Aspidium acrostichoides}), which is much used for decoration in winter.

{Christmas flower}, {Christmas rose}, the black hellebore, a poisonous plant of the buttercup family, which in Southern Europe often produces beautiful roselike flowers midwinter.

{Christmas tree}, a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to be decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated on Christmas eve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Christmas-Carol —   [ krɪsməs kærəl] das, s/ s, volkstümliches englisches Weihnachtslied. * * * Christ|mas Ca|rol [ krɪsməs kærəl], das; s, s [engl. Christmas carol, aus: Christmas = Weihnachten (< aengl. Crīstes mæsse, aus: Crīst = 2↑Christ u. mæsse <… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Christmas carol — n a Christian song that people sing at Christmas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Christmas Carol — Christmas Carol, A a short ↑novel by Charles ↑Dickens about an unpleasant old man called ↑Scrooge who hates to spend money. On ↑Christmas Eve several ↑ghosts visit him to warn him about what will happen if he does not change. When he wakes up the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Christmas carol — noun count a song you sing at Christmas …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Christmas carol — For the short novel by Charles Dickens, see A Christmas Carol. For other uses, see A Christmas Carol (disambiguation). Children singing Christmas Carols …   Wikipedia

  • Christmas carol — noun joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ • Syn: ↑carol • Hypernyms: ↑religious song * * * Christmas carol UK US noun [countable] [singular Christmas carol …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christmas carol — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Christmas carol : singular Christmas carol plural Christmas carols a traditional song sung at Christmas …   English dictionary

  • Christmas-Carol — Christ|mas Ca|rol [ krisməskærəl] das; s, s <aus engl. Christmas carol> volkstümliches engl. Weihnachtslied; vgl. ↑Carol …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Christmas carol — noun (C) a Christian song sung at Christmas; carol 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Christmas carol — noun a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, or the winter season in general …   Wiktionary

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