from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The day of one's birth.
  • noun The anniversary of one's birth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The day on which a person is born, or the anniversary of the day; hence, day or time of origin or commencement.
  • Relating or pertaining to the day of a person's birth, or to its anniversary: as, a birthday ode or gift; birthday festivities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the day of birth, or its anniversary.
  • noun The day in which any person is born; day of origin or commencement.
  • noun The day of the month in which a person was born, in whatever succeeding year it may recur; the anniversary of one's birth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The anniversary of the day on which something is created.
  • noun The date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birthdate or date of birth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the date on which a person was born
  • noun an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)


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