Definition of christmas
What does the word christmas mean?
part of speech: noun
(Also C.-day) festival of Christ\'s birth, 25th Dec.; (also C.-tide) week or more beginning 24th Dec. (C. eve); (attrib.) appropriate to C., as C. book, card (of greeting by post), number (of magazine), present, pudding; C.-box (cf. BOXING-DAY), money given at C. to postman &c. in general acknowledgment of indefinite or continuous services; C.-tree, small tree set up in room& hung with candles, presents, &c.; C. rose, white-flowered hellebore blooming Dec.-Feb. Hence Christmasy a. [old English]