Definition of "nativity" []

  • Birth, especially the place, conditions, or circumstances of being born. (noun)
  • The birth of Jesus. (noun)
  • A representation, such as a painting, of Jesus just after birth. (noun)
  • Christmas. (noun)
  • A horoscope for the time of one's birth. (noun)
  • Birth or origin, esp in relation to the circumstances surrounding it (noun)

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Use "nativity" in a sentence
  • "Lord God unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of"
  • "Caganers: figurines of defecating world leaders in Catalan nativity scenes"
  • "A silver star pointing to the nativity site bears the Latin words"