Father Christmas
noun Date: 1658 British Santa Claus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Father Christmas — n [singular] BrE an imaginary man who wears red clothes, has a long white beard, and is said to bring presents to children at Christmas = ↑Santa Claus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Father Christmas — BRITISH an imaginary old man with a long white BEARD and red clothes who brings children their Christmas presents: SANTA CLAUS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Father Christmas — ► NOUN ▪ an imaginary being said to bring presents for children on the night before Christmas Day …   English terms dictionary

  • Father Christmas — Brit. name for SANTA CLAUS …   English World dictionary

  • Father Christmas — For the song by The Kinks, see Father Christmas (song). For the book by Raymond Briggs, see Father Christmas (graphic novel). For the animated film based on the book by Raymond Briggs, see Father Christmas (1991 film). Excerpt from Josiah King s… …   Wikipedia

  • Father Christmas —    The earliest evidence for a personified Christmas is a carol attributed to Richard Smart, Rector of Plymtree (Devon) from 1435 to 1477 (Dearmer and Williams, Oxford Book of Carols (1928), no. 21, 41 3); it is a sung dialogue between someone… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Father Christmas — noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas • Syn: ↑Santa Claus, ↑Santa, ↑Kriss Kringle, ↑Saint Nicholas, ↑Saint Nick, ↑St. Nick • Instance Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Father Christmas — {n.}, {British} The joyful spirit of Christmas; Santa Claus. * /English children look forward to the visit of Father Christmas./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Father Christmas — {n.}, {British} The joyful spirit of Christmas; Santa Claus. * /English children look forward to the visit of Father Christmas./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Father\ Christmas — noun British the joyful spirit of Christmas; Santa Claus. English children look forward to the visit of Father Christmas …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Father Christmas — N PROPER Father Christmas is the name given to an imaginary old man with a long white beard and a red coat. Traditionally, young children in many countries are told that he brings their Christmas presents. [BRIT] Syn: Santa Claus (in AM, use… …   English dictionary

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