yuletide
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 15th century Christmastide

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Yuletide — Yule tide , n. Christmas time; Christmastide; the season of Christmas. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yuletide — (n.) late 15c., from YULE (Cf. yule) + TIDE (Cf. tide) …   Etymology dictionary

  • yuletide — [yo͞ol′tīd΄] n. [often Y ] Christmastime …   English World dictionary

  • Yuletide — [[t]ju͟ːltaɪd[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n Yuletide is the period of several days around and including Christmas Day. ...ideas for Yuletide food, drink and decorations …   English dictionary

  • Yuletide — noun /ˈjuːlˌtaɪd/ a) Christmas, the period around Christmas. Troll we now our Yuletide carol. Fa la la la la, la la la la. b) the period around 6 months from Christmas when winter is celebrated in southern Australia, with allusions to Christmas… …   Wiktionary

  • Yuletide — Yule|tide [ˈju:ltaıd] n [U and C] literary Christmas ▪ Yuletide festivities …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yuletide — /yoohl tuyd /, n. 1. the Christmas season. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Christmas season. [1425 75; late ME; see YULE, TIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • yuletide — noun a) Christmas or the Christmas season. b) A common name for the flower native to Japan and nearby islands. Syn: Christmastide …   Wiktionary

  • Yuletide — Yule|tide [ jul,taıd ] noun uncount an old word meaning the period of time around Christmas …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Yuletide — n. Christmas season …   English contemporary dictionary

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