[syn: Christmas, Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
(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 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
Christmas tree, a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to
be decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated
on Christmas eve.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6 [syn: Christmas,
Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide,
2: a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a
quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland [syn: Christmas,
Christmas Day, Xmas, Dec 25]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "Christmas":
Advent, Allhallowmas, Allhallows, Allhallowtide, Annunciation,
Annunciation Day, Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday, Candlemas,
Candlemas Day, Carnival, Corpus Christi, Easter, Easter Monday,
Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Eastertide, Ember days, Epiphany,
Good Friday, Halloween, Hallowmas, Holy Thursday, Holy Week,
Lady Day, Lammas, Lammas Day, Lammastide, Lent, Lententide,
Mardi Gras, Martinmas, Maundy Thursday, Michaelmas, Michaelmas Day,
Michaelmastide, Nativity, Palm Sunday, Pancake Day, Passion Week,
Pentecost, Quadragesima, Quadragesima Sunday, Septuagesima,
Shrove Tuesday, Trinity Sunday, Twelfth-day, Twelfth-tide,
Whit-Tuesday, White Sunday, Whitmonday, Whitsun, Whitsunday,
Whitsuntide, Whitweek, noel, yule, yuletide
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Christmas, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
Population (2000): 1162
Housing Units (2000): 446
Land area (2000): 3.572145 sq. miles (9.251812 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.572145 sq. miles (9.251812 sq. km)
FIPS code: 12250
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 28.532428 N, 80.993956 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 32709
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.