the festive season Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “the festive season” in the English Dictionary

"the festive season" in British English

See all translations

the festive seasonnoun [S]

uk   us   UK
the ​period around ​Christmas and New Year
(Definition of the festive season from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the festive season”
in Chinese (Simplified) (圣诞节和新年的)节期…
in Chinese (Traditional) (聖誕節和新年的)節期…
What is the pronunciation of the festive season?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a large group of soldiers who form a part of an army, especially the ancient Roman army

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More