Birthdate vs. Birthday

By Jaxson

  • Birthday

    A birthday is the anniversary of the birth of a person, or figuratively of an institution. Birthdays of people are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with birthday gifts, birthday cards, a birthday party, or a rite of passage.

    Many religions celebrate the birth of their founders or religious figures with special holidays (e.g. Christmas, Mawlid, Buddha’s Birthday, and Krishna Janmashtami).

    There is a distinction between birthday and birthdate: The former, other than February 29, occurs each year (e.g. January 15), while the latter is the exact date a person was born (e.g., January 15, 2001).

  • Birthdate (noun)

    the year, month, and day of someone’s birth; date of birth

  • Birthday (noun)

    The anniversary of the day on which someone is born. From 1570s

  • Birthday (noun)

    The anniversary of the day on which something is created.

  • Birthday (noun)

    The date on which someone is born or something is created, more commonly called birthdate or date of birth.

  • Birthday (verb)

    To celebrate one’s birthday.

  • Birthday (noun)

    the anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and the giving of gifts

    “his twenty-ninth birthday”

    “a birthday cake”

  • Birthday (noun)

    the day of a person’s birth

    “he shares a birthday with Rod Stewart”

  • Birthday (noun)

    the anniversary of something’s origin or foundation

    “the seventy-fifth birthday of the Institute”

Oxford Dictionary

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