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 (wĭt′sən-dē, -dā′, hwĭt′-)

[Middle English whitsonday, from Old English hwīta sunnandæg, White Sunday (from the white ceremonial robes worn on this day) : hwīt, white; see white + sunnandæg, Sunday; see Sunday.]


(ˌhwɪtˈsʌndɪ; ˌwɪt-)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (in Scotland) May 15, one of the four quarter days


(ˈʰwɪtˈsʌn deɪ, -di, -sənˌdeɪ, ˈwɪt-)

the Christian festival of Pentecost.
[before 1100; Middle English whitsonenday, Old English Hwīta Sunnandæg white Sunday; probably so called because the newly baptized wore white robes on that day]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Whitsunday - seventh Sunday after EasterWhitsunday - seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek - Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
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We can go mad with joy, as the people do out in the fields on a fine Whitsunday.
Then shall ye, said Sir Launcelot, on Whitsunday next coming go unto the court of King Arthur, and there shall ye yield you unto Queen Guenever, and put you all three in her grace and mercy, and say that Sir Kay sent you thither to be her prisoners.
It was agreed that Whitsunday should be spent at Versailles.
The accompanying sketch of Whitsunday Island in the Pacific, copied from, Capt.
There has been no rain since the day before Whitsunday, five weeks ago, which partly, but not entirely, accounts for the disappointment my beds have been.
Anyone passing the house on the Thursday before WhitSunday at about half-past four p.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said the funding would make a huge difference to a region still struggling in the wake of cyclone damage.
The 53-year-old was on a two-day charter cruise with her husband around the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland when the freak accident happened on Saturday.
The natural disaster, which threatened sugarcane crops, also left more than 50,000 people without power in Bowen, Whitsunday and Mackay, (https://au.
The Adelaide lawyer, entrepreneur and author of How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors is speaking at the Tedx Whitsunday event on Friday, May 13.
Airlie Beach is the hub of the Whitsundays region and is the largest town on the Whitsunday Coast.
It will be followed by the popular Llyn Land and Seafood Festival, on Whitsunday bank holiday weekend in May.