Yule(l), n. [OE. yol, ol, AS. gel; akin to gela December or January, Icel. jl Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. Jolly.] Christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior.
And at each pause they kiss; was never seen such ruleDrayton.
In any place but here, at bonfire, or at Yule.
Yule log, a large log of wood formerly put on the hearth on Christmas eve, as the foundation of the fire. It was brought in with much ceremony. --
Yule clog, the yule log.
Halliwell. W. Irving.
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