Birth-day



the anniversary of a birth.
the day of a person’s birth.
a day marking or commemorating the origin, founding, or beginning of something.
the festivities or celebration marking such a day or anniversary.
Historical Examples

The Letters of Robert Burns Robert Burns
Seven Little People and their Friends Horace Elisha Scudder
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. Robert Kerr
History of the 159th Regiment, N.Y.S.V. Edward Duffy
A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
A Simple Story Mrs. Inchbald
Graham’s Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848 Various
Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Evelyn

noun

an anniversary of the day of one’s birth
(as modifier): birthday present

the day on which a person was born
any anniversary
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