Lady Day


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Lady Day

n. Chiefly British
The feast of the Annunciation, celebrated on March 25.

Lady Day

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) March 25, the feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary; one of the four quarter days in England, Wales and Ireland. Also called: Annunciation Day

an•nun•ci•a•tion

(əˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. (often cap.) the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of her conception of Christ.
2. (cap.) Also called Lady Day. the church festival on March 25 in memory of this announcement.
3. an act or instance of announcing; proclamation.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lady Day - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin MaryLady Day - a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Mar, March - the month following February and preceding April
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