browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
birthday

more about birthday

birthday


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Birthday  \Birth"day`\  (b[~e]rth"d[=a]`),  n. 
  1.  The  day  in  which  any  person  is  born;  day  of  origin  or 
  commencement. 
 
  Those  barbarous  ages  past,  succeeded  next  The 
  birthday  of  invention.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  The  day  of  the  month  in  which  a  person  was  born,  in 
  whatever  succeeding  year  it  may  recur;  the  anniversary  of 
  one's  birth. 
 
  This  is  my  birthday;  as  this  very  day  Was  Cassius 
  born.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Birthday  \Birth"day`\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  day  of  birth,  or  its  anniversary;  as 
  birthday  gifts  or  festivities. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  birthday 
  n  1:  an  anniversary  of  the  day  on  which  a  person  was  born 
  2:  the  date  on  which  a  person  was  born  [syn:  {natal  day}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Birth-day 
  The  observance  of  birth-days  was  common  in  early  times  (Job  1:4, 
  13,  18).  They  were  specially  celebrated  in  the  land  of  Egypt 
  (Gen.  40:20).  There  is  no  recorded  instance  in  Scripture  of  the 
  celebration  of  birth-days  among  the  Jews.  On  the  occasion  of 
  Herod's  birth-day  John  the  Baptist  was  beheaded  (Matt.  14:6). 
 




more about birthday