name day
noun Date: 1721 the church feast day of the saint after whom one is named

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • name´-day´ — name day, 1. the day sacred to the saint whose name a person bears: »The men were celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas, the Czar s name day, with banquets and vodka (New Yorker). 2. the day on which a child is named. –name´ day´, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • name day — n the day each year when people of some Christian religions celebrate the particular ↑saint (=holy person) whose name they have been given …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • name day — name′ day n. 1) the feast day of the saint after whom a person is named 2) the day on which a person is christened • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • name day — name ,day noun count in the Catholic religion, a special day celebrated each year in honor of the particular SAINT that a person is named for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • name day — n. the feast day of the saint after whom one is named …   English World dictionary

  • Name day — A Swedish calendar page from 1712 with name days listed A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one s given name. The custom originated with the… …   Wikipedia

  • name day — noun the feast day of a saint whose name one bears • Hypernyms: ↑saint s day * * * noun 1. : the day of the saint whose name one bears 2. : the day under London stock exchange rules on which a ticket giving the name of the buyer of securities and …   Useful english dictionary

  • name day — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms name day : singular name day plural name days in the Catholic religion, a special day celebrated each year in honour of the particular saint that a person is named after …   English dictionary

  • name day — {n.} The day of the saint for whom a person is named. * /Lawrence s name day is August 10, the feast of St. Lawrence./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • name day — {n.} The day of the saint for whom a person is named. * /Lawrence s name day is August 10, the feast of St. Lawrence./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • name\ day — noun the day of the saint for whom a person is named. Lawrence s name day is August 10, the feast of St. Lawrence …   Словарь американских идиом

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