Twelfth day


Twelfth day
noun
twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day
Part Holonyms: ↑January, ↑Jan

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized T
Etymology: Middle English twelfte day

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the 12th day after Christmas, January 6, on which the festival of the Epiphany is celebrated: formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities.
[bef. 900; ME; OE]

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Twelfth Day noun
The twelfth day after Christmas, Epiphany, 6 January
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Main Entry:twelfth

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n. archaic term for Twelfth Night

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  • Twelfth Day — is the twelfth and last day of the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas which follow Christmas Day. In western Christianity it falls on 6 January, which is also the feast of the Epiphany.Twelfth Day is preceded by Twelfth Night, the evening of 5… …   Wikipedia

  • Twelfth-day — «TWEHLFTH DAY», noun. the twelfth day after Christmas, January 6, the festival of the Epiphany, marking the traditional close of the Christmas season …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twelfth-day — n. See {Twelfthtide}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twelfth Day — n. the twelfth day (Jan. 6) after Christmas, traditionally the end of the Christmas season; Epiphany …   English World dictionary

  • Twelfth Day — Twelfth′ Day′ n. rel Epiphany; formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Twelfth-day — Twelfthtide Twelfth tide , n. The twelfth day after Christmas; Epiphany; called also {Twelfth day}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twelfth day — /twɛlfθ ˈdeɪ/ (say twelfth day) noun the twelfth day after Christmas, 6 January, on which the Christian festival of the Epiphany is celebrated, formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities …   Australian English dictionary

  • Twelfth Day —    A popular name given to the Feast of the Epiphany which occurs twelve days after Christmas. Many social rites and customs have long been connected with the evening of this Festival, which is commonly called Twelfth Night …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • twelfth-day — n. Twelfth tide, Epiphany, January 6 …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Twelfth Day — the 12th day after Christmas, January 6, on which the festival of the Epiphany is celebrated: formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities. [bef. 900; ME; OE] * * * …   Universalium