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also Hal·low·e'en  (hăl′ə-wēn′, hŏl′-)
October 31, celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles by children going door to door while wearing costumes and asking for treats and playing pranks.

[Short for All Hallow Even : Allhallow(mas) + even.]


(ˌhæləʊˈiːn) or


(Ecclesiastical Terms) the eve of All Saints' Day celebrated on Oct 31 by masquerading; Allhallows Eve
[C18: see Allhallows, even2]


or Hal•low•e'en

(ˌhæl əˈwin, -oʊˈin, ˌhɒl-)

the evening of Oct. 31; the eve of All Saints' Day: observed esp. by children, who dress in costume and play trick or treat.
[1550–60; (All) hallow (s) + e (v) en2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Halloween - the evening before All Saints' DayHalloween - the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
عيد جَميع القِدّيسين
mindenszentek előestéje
Visu sveto dienas priekšvakars
noč čarovnic
Azizler günü arefesihortlak gecesi


Hallowe'en [ˌhæləʊˈiːn]
nHalloween m, veille f de la Toussaint
on Halloween → le soir d'halloween
modif [mask, costume] → d'Halloween; [party] → d'Halloween
Halloween night → nuit f d'Halloweenhall porter n (British) (in hotel)portier m


, Hallowe’en
nder Tag vor Allerheiligen, Halloween nt


(ˈhalouˌiːn) noun
a Christian festival on 31 Oct., when children dress up and play ``trick or treat!''.
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