Meaning of Yule in English:


Pronunciation /juːl/


  • archaic term for Christmas

    ‘It's guaranteed to put some fuel in your Yule and swell in your Noel.’
    • ‘Three people who will, sadly, not be enjoying their Yule as much as they might like are the ne'er-do-wells recently charged will selling illegally-modified Xboxes.’
    • ‘The Yule of 1826 to 1827 was one which I may never forget.’
    • ‘For Yule, I am giving him a book on Celtic spirituality’
    • ‘There is nonetheless still hope for a bountiful Yule in Utah.’
    • ‘For Yule, folks bring a tree into their living room and decorate it with lights.’
    • ‘I remember my disbelief when the cell phone on the belt of the man next to me rang during a Yule invocation.’
    • ‘I read my children Christmas, Yule and Hanukkah tales - stories from every faith.’
    • ‘Mistletoe has made the Yule season special ever since the Druids used their silver knives to cut it from the oak trees of ancient Britain.’
    • ‘Happily, the birth process is often called the Yule process, anchoring its origins in our own areas of interest.’
    • ‘Truth be told I was done with the whole Yule thing by mid-December and I've just been faking the rest.’
    • ‘I'm ready to start making my Yule card list for this year.’
    • ‘I was hosting the Yule party for our Pagan community that year, and I wanted to fix that and make it look nice.’
    • ‘The Yule process can be seen as modeling origination of evolutionary lineages due to speciation.’
    • ‘She went to the Yule party alone, and those who didn't know that Dave had left kept asking her about him.’
    • ‘It was just before the Yule holidays and it was great to have time to just sit back and talk with no topic on hand.’
    • ‘I intend to knit something for every member of my family as a Yule gift.’
    • ‘We entirely agree that starting your journey as early as possible will help avoid the Yule stampede.’
    • ‘The solstices, Yule and Midsummer, are festivals of the God.’
    • ‘Most of Shetland's towns and villages hold their own Up Helly Aa in January - modern remnants of the ancient fire feast of Yule, which was supposed to burn the winter darkness out of the night sky and herald in the spring.’


Old English gēol(a) ‘Christmas Day, the Christmas period’; compare with Old Norse jól, originally applied to a pagan festival lasting twelve days, later to Christmas.