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NOUN (2)

1. the event of being born;
- Example: "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
[syn: birth, nativity, nascency, nascence]

2. the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas;
[syn: Virgin Birth, Nativity]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nativity \Na*tiv"i*ty\, n.; pl. Nativies. [F. nativit['e], L. nativitas. See Native, and cf. Na["i]vet['e].] 1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner, etc. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I have served him from the hour of my nativity. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thou hast left . . . the land of thy nativity. --Ruth ii. 11. [1913 Webster] These in their dark nativity the deep Shall yield us, pregnant with infernal flame. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Fine Arts) (capitalized) A picture representing or symbolizing the early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to express the stable in which he was born. [1913 Webster] 3. (Astrol.) A representation of the positions of the heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to indicate one's future destinies; a horoscope. [1913 Webster] The Nativity, the birth or birthday of Christ; Christmas day. To cast one's nativity or To calculate one's nativity (Astrol.), to find out and represent the position of the heavenly bodies at the time of one's birth. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nativity n 1: the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child" [syn: birth, nativity, nascency, nascence] [ant: death, decease, expiry] 2: the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas [syn: Virgin Birth, Nativity]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "nativity": aboriginality, accouchement, aspect, astrodiagnosis, astrology, astromancy, autochthonousness, babyhood, beginnings, birth, birth throes, birthing, blessed event, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, childhood, confinement, cradle, delivery, freshman year, genesis, genethliac astrology, genethliacism, genethliacs, genethlialogy, giving birth, hatching, having a baby, horoscope, horoscopy, house, inception, inchoation, incipience, incipiency, incunabula, indigenousness, infancy, labor, mansion, multiparity, mundane astrology, mundane house, nascence, nascency, nationality, native-bornness, nativeness, nativism, natural astrology, origin, origination, parturition, planetary house, pregnancy, stargazing, the Nativity, the stork, travail, youth, zodiac