name-day

name-day
/ˈneɪm-deɪ/ (say 'naym-day)

noun
1. Also, ticket day. the day on which buying stockbrokers pass to selling brokers the names of the purchasers of the stocks since the last settlement.
2. the celebration of the feast day of the saint whose name one bears.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • name´-day´ — name day, 1. the day sacred to the saint whose name a person bears: »The men were celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas, the Czar s name day, with banquets and vodka (New Yorker). 2. the day on which a child is named. –name´ day´, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • name day — n the day each year when people of some Christian religions celebrate the particular ↑saint (=holy person) whose name they have been given …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • name day — name′ day n. 1) the feast day of the saint after whom a person is named 2) the day on which a person is christened • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • name day — name ,day noun count in the Catholic religion, a special day celebrated each year in honor of the particular SAINT that a person is named for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • name day — n. the feast day of the saint after whom one is named …   English World dictionary

  • Name day — A Swedish calendar page from 1712 with name days listed A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one s given name. The custom originated with the… …   Wikipedia

  • name day — noun the feast day of a saint whose name one bears • Hypernyms: ↑saint s day * * * noun 1. : the day of the saint whose name one bears 2. : the day under London stock exchange rules on which a ticket giving the name of the buyer of securities and …   Useful english dictionary

  • name day — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms name day : singular name day plural name days in the Catholic religion, a special day celebrated each year in honour of the particular saint that a person is named after …   English dictionary

  • name day — {n.} The day of the saint for whom a person is named. * /Lawrence s name day is August 10, the feast of St. Lawrence./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • name day — {n.} The day of the saint for whom a person is named. * /Lawrence s name day is August 10, the feast of St. Lawrence./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • name\ day — noun the day of the saint for whom a person is named. Lawrence s name day is August 10, the feast of St. Lawrence …   Словарь американских идиом

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