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Meaning of nativity

na•tiv•i•ty

Pronunciation: (nu-tiv'i-tē, nā-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. birth.
  2. birth with reference to place or attendant circumstances: of Irish nativity.
  3. (cap.) the birth of Christ.
  4. (cap.) the church festival commemorating the birth of Christ; Christmas.
  5. (cap.) a representation of the birth of Christ, as in art.
  6. a horoscope of a person's birth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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