Definitions

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  • proper n. Christmas.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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From Old French Noel ("Christmas"), from Latin nātālis [diēs Dominī] ("birthday of the Lord").

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From Noel in the sense of Christmas; given since Middle Ages to children born at Christmastide.

Examples

  • Performing under the name Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which is also the title of his first solo album, he will be touring across Britain, North America, Europe and Japan.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • That statement in itself should be enough to confirm that Noel is an idiot.

    Think Progress » Utah state representative claims climate change is a ‘conspiracy’ aimed at population control.

  • No man named Marvin Noel was ever with any one of us, the real surviving 661 POWs of the Vietnam War, nor is he known by the Department of Defense in this regard.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • No man by the name of Marvin Noel was ever with any one of us, the real surviving 661 POWs of the

    Heroes or Villains?

  • "First Noel is a big dramatic song with a really gorgeous melody and it's kind of got a Weezer rock style to it" after the band's treatment.

    Two more games let your fingers do the tapping

  • My cousin Noel, who lives in New York, talked about the silence that day, and in the days that followed.

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  • An advance preview of the disc might be contained in Noel Megahey's review at DVD Times of the recently R2 set released by France's Institut Lumière. 49th Parallel was "an attempt to alert the United States to the danger of the war in Europe spreading further afield and ensure their commitment and necessary participation in bringing the war to an end," as it tells the tale of a German submarine crew stranded in Canada.

    GreenCine Daily: DVDs, 12/17.

  • The funny thing, Noel, is that what you cite about Einstein is very much what I think of as genuine religion.

    Science, religion and lucre ...

  • In 1920 an important era in Noel-Baker's life began.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1959 - Presentation Speech

  • But all the same, she asked me for three or four thousand pounds every six months or so, till by the time her second son was born, the one that she called Noel after me, she had had over eighteen thousand pounds for her various local businesses.

    A Town Like Alice

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