Meaning of “Christmas” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˈkrɪsməs/

the Christian period of celebration around 25 December, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and people give each other presents, or the day itself:

We're going to my mother's for Christmas.
Merry Christmas!
Christmas dinner
→ See also Father Christmas

More examples

  • Where are you spending Christmas?
  • Will you be at home for Christmas?
  • She was ill last Christmas.
  • I'm going Christmas shopping after work.
  • There are only five weeks till Christmas.

(Definition of “Christmas” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)