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yuletide

[yool-tahyd] /ˈyulˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
the Christmas season.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Christmas season.
Origin of yuletide
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see yule, tide1
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  • Though synchronous with our yuletide, it is not in celebration of that, but in honour of the local patron saint.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • But her better nature whispered to her not to ruin the peace of yuletide.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • The city seemed overflowing with the joy and good-will of the yuletide, yet none of it was for him.

    Flip's "Islands of Providence" Annie Fellows Johnston
  • If he got yuletide leave, he might be in time for a christening.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Their other name for the Christmas time is the yuletide, and the big log that is burned then is called the Yule log.

  • I'm so full of yuletide spirit I may bust a seam from sheer joy.

    The Egyptian Cat Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • What I set out to do, first and foremost, was to thank you for the lovely book which you sent with your yuletide greeting.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land Annie Fellows Johnston
  • At yuletide the dawning victory of the sun is seen as a holy infant in a manger amid beasts of the stall.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
Word Origin and History for yuletide
n.

late 15c., from yule + tide.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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