Easter


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Eas·ter

 (ē′stər)
n.
1. A Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus.
2. The day on which this feast is observed, the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or next after March 21.
3. Eastertide.

[Middle English ester, from Old English ēastre; see aus- in Indo-European roots.]

Easter

(ˈiːstə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the most important festival of the Christian Church, commemorating the Resurrection of Christ: falls on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: Easter Sunday or Easter Day the day on which this festival is celebrated
3. the period between Good Friday and Easter Monday
[Old English ēastre, after a Germanic goddess Eostre; related to Old High German ōstarūn Easter, Old Norse austr to the east, Old Slavonic ustru like summer]

Eas•ter

(ˈi stər)

n.
1. an annual Christian feast in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
[before 900; Middle English ester, Old English ēastre]

Easter

A feast commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Easter - a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of ChristEaster - a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
movable feast, moveable feast - a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years
Pasch, Pascha - the Christian festival of Easter
2.Easter - a wind from the easteaster - a wind from the east      
levanter - an easterly wind in the western Mediterranean area
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"

Easter

noun
Related words
adjective Paschal
Translations
Paasfees
sc=Arabعِيدُ الفِصْحعيد الفِصْح
PasquaPasqua de Resurrecció
Velikonoce
påske
Pasko
sc=fa-Arab
pääsiäinen
Uskrs
húsvét
Paskah
páskar
復活祭
부활절
Festa PaschaliaPascha
Velykosmargutis
Lieldienas
PasenPaasfeest
Paşte
Veľká Noc
velika noč
påsk
วันอีสเตอร์
PaskalyaPaskalya yortusu
lễ Phục sinh

Easter

[ˈiːstəʳ]
A. NPascua f (de Resurrección), Semana f Santa
at Easterpor Pascua, en Semana Santa
the Easter holidayslas vacaciones de Semana Santa
B. CPD Easter bonnet Nsombrero m de primavera
Easter Day NDomingo m de Resurrección
Easter egg Nhuevo m de Pascua
Easter Island NIsla f de Pascua
Easter Monday Nlunes m inv de Pascua de Resurrección
Easter parade Nprocesión f de Semana Santa
Easter Sunday NDomingo m de Resurrección
Easter week NSemana f Santa

Easter

[ˈiːstər]
nPâques fpl
We went to my grandparents' for Easter → Nous sommes allés chez mes grands-parents à Pâques.
at Easter → à Pâques
over Easter → à Pâques
happy Easter! → joyeuses Pâques!
modif [holidays] → de Pâques; [week, service] → pascal(e)
the Easter holidays → les vacances de PâquesEaster Day nle jour de PâquesEaster egg nœuf m de Pâques

Easter

nOstern nt; at Easteran or zu Ostern
adj attrOster-

Easter

:
Easter bunny
nOsterhase m
Easter Day
nOstersonntag m
Easter egg
nOsterei nt
Easter Island
nOsterinsel f

Easter

[ˈiːstəʳ]
1. nPasqua
at Easter → a Pasqua
2. adj (holidays) → pasquale, di Pasqua; (week) → di Pasqua

Easter

(ˈiːstə) noun
a Christian festival held in the spring, to celebrate Christ's coming back to life after the Crucifixion.
Easter egg
a decorated egg, especially one made of chocolate, eaten at Easter.

Easter

عِيدُ الفِصْح Velikonoce påske Ostern Πάσχα Semana Santa pääsiäinen Pâques Uskrs Pasqua 復活祭 부활절 Pasen påske Wielkanoc Páscoa Пасха påsk วันอีสเตอร์ Paskalya lễ Phục sinh 复活节
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At the end of the Easter term there were the sports, and he would be able to go in for the races; he rather fancied himself over the hurdles.
In a day or two he began his prayer again, and this time he fixed upon Easter.
Well, pay in this bundle of notes this afternoon, and say you have had a great week at Liverpool and Lincoln; then ask them if they can do with your silver while you run over to Paris for a merry Easter.
I'm twelve,' he panted, looking not at me but at her; `I'm twelve years old, and I was born on Easter Day
First, during the ceremonies on Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified, the cross which stood all the year above the altar, bearing the Savior's figure, was taken down and laid beneath the altar, a dramatic symbol of the Death and Burial; and two days later, on 'the third day' of the Bible phraseology, that is on Easter Sunday, as the story of the Resurrection was chanted by the choir, the cross was uncovered and replaced, amid the rejoicings of the congregation.
He was in the hospital from the middle of Lent till after Easter.
The Palmers were to remove to Cleveland about the end of March, for the Easter holidays; and Mrs.
It will he a wonder if he succeeds, for it will be only hurry, hurry, with him, like the tailor on Easter Eve; and works done in a hurry are never finished as perfectly as they ought to be.
My mind, however, is now made up on the subject, for having received ordination at Easter, I have been so fortunate as to be distinguished by the patronage of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh, widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh, whose bounty and beneficence has preferred me to the valuable rectory of this parish, where it shall be my earnest endeavour to demean myself with grateful respect towards her Ladyship, and be ever ready to perform those rites and ceremonies which are instituted by the Church of England.
Augustine alone; and his sons, who were both in the law, and could not leave New York during the winter, always joined him for Easter and travelled back with him.
In the second tower there were six other bells, and, finally, six smaller ones inhabited the belfry over the crossing, with the wooden bell, which rang only between after dinner on Good Friday and the morning of the day before Easter.
If Down Easters and men of Boston raising like this, I'm glad of it, but I'm none of that raising nor of that breed.