Christmastide [kris-muh s-tahyd] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the festival season from Christmas to after New Year’s Day.
- the period from Christmas Eve to Epiphany, especially in England.
Origin of Christmastide First recorded in 1620–30; Christmas + tide1 Related Words for christmastide Yule, Christmastide, nativity, Christmastime, Yuletide, Noel, Xmas Examples from the Web for christmastide Historical Examples of christmastide
The place was crowded with revellers of the Christmastide, and geese were being diced for.
Robert W. Service
I wish he were younger, but it will be gay at Christmastide, and my own home will be much to me.
Amanda Minnie Douglas
That Christmastide, then, was a time of anxiety, but not of settled gloom.
John Holland Rose
Instantly the engine was a little boy again all a-tingle with this new delicious mystery of Christmastide.
Annie Fellows Johnston
In the interests of peace and goodwill, I would sanction a meeting between you and him at Christmastide.’
British Dictionary definitions for christmastide Christmastide noun
- another name for Christmas (def. 3)
Word Origin and History for christmastide Christmastide n.