Top.Mail.Ru
? ?

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Word of the Day 12/23/20 Nativity

Nativity (noun)
nativity [ nuh-tiv-i-tee, ney- ]


noun, plural na·tiv·i·ties.
1. birth.
2. birth with reference to place or attendant circumstances: of Irish nativity.
3. (initial capital letter) the birth of Christ.
4. (initial capital letter) the church festival commemorating the birth of Christ; Christmas.
5. (initial capital letter) a representation of the birth of Christ, as in art.
6. Astrology. a horoscope of a person's birth.

WORDS RELATED TO NATIVITY
genesis, birth, delivery, beginning, childbirth, creation, birthplace, formation, production, establishment, formulation, ingress, dawning, outset, dawn, introduction, start, initiation, outbreak, inauguration

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: before 1150; Middle English nativite < Middle French < Late Latin nātīvitāt- (stem of nātīvitās;see native, -ity); replacing late Old English nativiteth < Old French nativited < Late Latin, as above

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR NATIVITY
Nativity scenes “acknowledge the very real history and identity of the vast majority of our citizens.”
SARAH PALIN IS HERE TO SAVE CHRISTMAS, THANK GOD|CANDIDA MOSS|NOVEMBER 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

On to the Church of the Nativity, where POTUS could meet with his Christian brothers and sisters for Easter.
WELCOME TO PALESTINE: WHAT'S YOUR FAITH?|MAYSOON ZAYID|MARCH 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Walking through a forest one night, meditating on the Nativity, he looked through the branches of a tree and saw a star.
A HOLIDAY LESSON FROM AUSCHWITZ|CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY|DECEMBER 26, 2009|DAILY BEAST

Some well-dressed men, in a state of strong drink, were boasting of their respective places of nativity.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ARTEMUS WARD|CHARLES FARRAR BROWNE (AKA ARTEMUS WARD)

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Profile

Little comm. that could
1_million_words
One Million Words

Tags

Latest Month

February 2024
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829  

Comments

  • 1_million_words
    21 Feb 2024, 02:42
    Oh, that is perfect for this prompt! And I can just see Howard's face when he gets that last thought! So good! Well done, my dear! ;-)
  • 1_million_words
    21 Feb 2024, 02:25
    The first time Bernadette reached for his hand, it was though an announcement sounded in Howard's brain, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have contact.” It was amazing. He wanted to shout it from the…
  • 1_million_words
    21 Feb 2024, 02:23
    Thanks, my darlink! Hope you are doing OK too.

    *hugs back*
  • 1_million_words
    21 Feb 2024, 02:14
    You've done a fantastic job! Thanks so much for volunteering! ;-)

    LOL, I know that feeling. I won't even tell you how many WIPs I have or how old some of them are! Good luck when you get back to…
  • 1_million_words
    20 Feb 2024, 18:07
    WOOHOO!!!
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow