Michaelmas


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Mich·ael·mas

 (mĭk′əl-məs)
n.
A Christian feast observed on September 29 in honor of the archangel Michael.

[Middle English mychelmesse, from Old English (Sanct) Michaeles mæsse, (Saint) Michael's mass : Michaeles, genitive of Michael, the archangel Michael + mæsse, Mass; see Mass.]

Michaelmas

(ˈmɪkəlməs)
n
Sept 29, the feast of St Michael the archangel; in England, Ireland, and Wales, one of the four quarter days

Mich•ael•mas

(ˈmɪk əl məs)

n.
Sept. 29, celebrated as the feast of the archangel Michael.
[before 1150; Middle English Mighelmes; Old English (Sanct) Michaeles masse (St.) Michael's Mass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Michaelmas - honoring the archangel MichaelMichaelmas - honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Sep, Sept, September - the month following August and preceding October
Translations

Michaelmas

[ˈmɪklməs]
A. Nfiesta f de San Miguel (29 setiembre)
B. CPD Michaelmas daisy Nmargarita f de otoño
Michaelmas term N (Brit) (Jur, Univ) → trimestre m de otoño, primer trimestre m

Michaelmas

nMichaeli(s) nt

Michaelmas

[ˈmɪklməs] nfesta di San Michele
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Jennings, who knew nothing of all this, who knew only that the Colonel continued as grave as ever, and that she could neither prevail on him to make the offer himself, nor commission her to make it for him, began, at the end of two days, to think that, instead of Midsummer, they would not be married till Michaelmas, and by the end of a week that it would not be a match at all.
SUMMER drew to an end, and early autumn: it was past Michaelmas, but the harvest was late that year, and a few of our fields were still uncleared.
What the two drank together, between Hilary Term and Michaelmas, might have floated a king's ship.
And I assure you I am quite sorry that they are going home on Tuesday, which is the day before the first day of Michaelmas Term.
And as for staying tea, I can't hear of it; for there's this dairymaid, now she knows she's to be married, turned Michaelmas, she'd as lief pour the new milk into the pig-trough as into the pans.
I'm my own contractor, my own carpenter, and my own bricklayer, and I shall be sixty-seven come Michaelmas," he added, by no means irrelevantly.
I don't know how the devil this has come about, or how this love I have for him got in; I such a young girl, and he such a mere boy; for I verily believe we are both of an age, and I am not sixteen yet; for I will be sixteen Michaelmas Day, next, my father says.
Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week.
And you, as have been here ever since last Michaelmas, and I hired you at Treddles'on stattits, without a bit o' character--as I say, you might be grateful to be hired in that way to a respectable place; and you knew no more o' what belongs to work when you come here than the mawkin i' the field.
I thought we should never have got through them, though we had the four horses of course; and poor old coachman would attend us, out of his great love and kindness, though he was hardly able to sit the box on account of the rheumatism which I had been doctoring him for ever since Michaelmas.
it came to pass that one Michaelmas this Hugo, with five
Michaelmas term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall.