What does the word nativity mean?

Usage examples for nativity

  1. You see, I was born under a happy star; 'at my nativity the front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, ' as it were. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  2. And there came a moment after which nobody could ever look at a picture of the Nativity in the old way. – The Feast of St. Friend by Arnold Bennett
  3. Though the day of Christ's birth cannot be ascertained from the New Testament, nor from any other source, yet the whole Christian world for more than 1300 years have concurred in celebrating the nativity on the 25th of December. – Our Calendar by George Nichols Packer