Whitsun


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Whit·sun

 (wĭt′sən, hwĭt′-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or observed on Whitsunday or at Whitsuntide.

[Middle English whitsone, back-formation from whitsonday, Whitsunday; see Whitsunday.]

Whitsun

(ˈwɪtsən)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) short for Whitsuntide
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Whit Sunday or Whitsuntide

Whit•sun

(ˈʰwɪt sən, ˈwɪt-)

adj.
of or pertaining to Whitsunday or Whitsuntide.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Whitsun - Christian holidayWhitsun - Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
church calendar, ecclesiastical calendar - a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals
season - a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field; "he celebrated his 10th season with the ballet company"; "she always looked forward to the avocado season"
Pentecost, Whitsunday - seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
Whitmonday, Whitsun Monday - the day after Whitsunday; a legal holiday in England and Wales and Ireland
Whitsun Tuesday, Whit-Tuesday - the day after Whitmonday
Translations
الأسْبوع الذي يَبْدأ في أحَد الخَمْسينعيد العَنْصَرَه، أحد الخَمْسين
pinsepinsedag
pünkösdvasárnap
Sekminių aštuondienis
Vasarsvetku nedelaVasarsvetku svetdiena
Paskalyadan sonraki 7.nci Pazar

Whitsun

[ˈwɪtsn]
A. NPentecostés m
B. CPDde Pentecostés

Whitsun

hwɪtsən] nla PentecôteWhit Sunday ndimanche m de Pentecôte

Whitsun

(Brit)
nPfingsten nt; (Eccl also) → Pfingstfest nt
attrPfingst-; Whitsun weekendPfingstwochenende nt

Whitsun

[ˈwɪtsən] n (also Whitsuntide) → Pentecoste f; (week) → settimana di Pentecoste

Whitsun

(ˈwitsən) noun
1. (also Whit Sunday) a Christian festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter.
2. (also Whitsuntide) the days close to Whit Sunday.
References in classic literature ?
It was an important-looking village, with a fine old church and large churchyard in the heart of it, and two or three large brick-and-stone homesteads, with well-walled orchards and ornamental weathercocks, standing close upon the road, and lifting more imposing fronts than the rectory, which peeped from among the trees on the other side of the churchyard:--a village which showed at once the summits of its social life, and told the practised eye that there was no great park and manor-house in the vicinity, but that there were several chiefs in Raveloe who could farm badly quite at their ease, drawing enough money from their bad farming, in those war times, to live in a rollicking fashion, and keep a jolly Christmas, Whitsun, and Easter tide.
These three brethren told casual acquaintance that they were spending their Whitsun holidays in a walking tour through the Vale of Blackmoor, their course being southwesterly from the town of Shaston on the north-east.
Who wrote the 32-poem collection entitled The Whitsun Weddings?
BRITISH Transport Police (BTP) officers are investigating after a fire was started at the side of the railway line by a Solihull level crossing during the Whitsun school holidays.
SPRINGWATCH (BBC2, Monday, 8pm) IT'S Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday and that can only mean one thing - Springwatch.
Denbighshire Council say the lifeguards will be on duty for the Whitsun half term holidays at the end of May and then at weekends between Whitsun and the main school summer holidays.
Friends of Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park have invited people to come and share their memories of Whitsun festivals at a free tea and cake event this afternoon.
WHITSUN CROATIA RIVER ADVENTURE FAMILIES Worldwide has availability on its popular, actionpacked adventure this Whitsun half-term (late May) called Croatia River Adventure.
WHITSUN CROATIA RIVER ADVENTURE FAMILIES Worldwide has availability on its popular, action-packed adventure this Whitsun half-term (late May) called Croatia River Adventure.
The work will be carried out during the Whitsun and summer holidays in 2015.
It was intended to hold another meeting there at Whitsun but this was postponed until the August bank holiday weekend.
Meanwhile, NCF is staging a Whitsun half-term football coaching course for boys and girls aged four to 16 from Wednesday, June 6 to Friday, June 8.