Origin of Noel
Examples from the Web for noel
Noel Canning comes out of the dysfunction surrounding appointments to the five-member NLRB.
Grossman recruited Noel Stookey instead, who henceforth went by his middle name Paul.
But the real reason for the outcry to the joke was contained in the article written by Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters.
In the early 2000s, Dutschke joined a Tupelo studio called Kinetic Kick owned by Noel McMichael.
The rest is filler, which means you have to listen to “The First Noel” and “The Christmas Song” a lot more than you might like.Christmas Music Sucks (Mostly), but Here’s a Playlist of Holiday Gems|Malcolm Jones|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They did not speak of Noel as a rule, but one evening she expressed her views roundly.Saint's Progress|John Galsworthy
That startling consideration terrified Noel Vanstone into instant submission.No Name|Wilkie Collins
The entrance of the maid with the tea-tray interrupted this amorous duet, of which Noel had experienced more than one repetition.The Widow Lerouge|Emile Gaboriau
Noel had got brown-paper boots too, and a Turkish towel cloak.The Wouldbegoods|E. Nesbit
Noel would go in, and we saw where Gordon was buried—at least the monument.The Story of the Treasure Seekers|E. Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for noel
Word Origin for Noel
Word Origin and History for noel
late 14c., nowel "feast of Christmas," from Old French noel "the Christmas season," variant of nael, from Latin natalis (dies) "birth (day)," in Church Latin in reference to the birthday of Christ, from natus, past participle of nasci "be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). The modern word in English, with the sense "a Christmas carol" (1811) probably is a separate borrowing from French. As a masc. proper name, from Old French, probably literally "of or born on Christmas."