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Meaning of NATIVITY

Pronunciation:  nu'tivitee, nu'tivutee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
  2. [n]  the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

NATIVITY is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: birth, nascence, nascency, Virgin Birth
 Antonyms: death, decease
 See Also: alteration, change, Christian theology, delivery, live birth, modification, posthumous birth, rebirth, reincarnation, theological doctrine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Na*tiv"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Nativies}. [F. nativit['e], L.
nativitas. See {Native}, and cf. {Na["i]vet['E]}.]
1. The coming into life or into the world; birth; also, the
   circumstances attending birth, as time, place, manner,
   etc. --Chaucer.

         I have served him from the hour of my nativity.

         Thou hast left . . . the land of thy nativity.
                                               --Ruth ii. 11.

         These in their dark nativity the deep Shall yield
         us, pregnant with infernal flame.     --Milton.

2. (Fine Arts) A picture representing or symbolizing the
   early infancy of Christ. The simplest form is the babe in
   a rude cradle, and the heads of an ox and an ass to
   express the stable in which he was born.

3. (Astrol.) A representation of the positions of the
   heavenly bodies as the moment of one's birth, supposed to
   indicate his future destinies; a horoscope.

{The Nativity}, the birth or birthday of Christ; Christmas


{cast, or calculate},

{one's nativity} (Astrol.), to find out and represent the
   position of the heavenly bodies at the time of one's

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the nativity in your dream, indicates that you have made a startling discovery about yourself and your capabilities. It also points to the importance of spiritual enlightenment and inner strength as opposed to material richness.
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