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[Middle English al halwes : al, all; see all + halwes, pl. of halwe, saint (from Old English hālga; see Allhallowmas).]


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a less common term for All Saints' Day
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Allhallows Eve a less common name for Halloween

All′ Saints'′ Day`

a church festival celebrated Nov. 1 in honor of all the saints; Allhallows.
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Noun1.Allhallows - a Christian feast day honoring all the saintsAllhallows - a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
Nov, November - the month following October and preceding December
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Allhallows Day parades featured participants masquerading as their favorite saint (Myers, 1972).
Halloween, or Allhallows Eve, used to be a day to remember the dead, such as saints -- otherwise known as hallows.
Haven Holidays, a UK-based holiday park operator, has announced new summer rates for its Allhallows Holiday Park in Rochester, Kent, UK.
BRITAIN'S fastest-growing betting-shop chain, Better, has lined up John Francome, Peter Scudamore, Robert Thornton and Paul Nicholls' assistant trainer Harry Fry for their Cheltenham Festival preview at the Loose Cannon Club in London's Allhallows Lane on Thursday, March 5.
That marriage had taken place in Allhallows Lombard Street on October 16, 1560, less than five months after Robert Crowley's death on 1 June of the same year.
35) No contemporary record of this event survives, and it is not clear exactly what location Foxe is referring to; it is apparently not the Carpenters' company hall, which has been located in Allhallows London Wall parish since the early 15th century.
Lifeboats, Coastguard teams and an RAF helicopter searched the area for two hours before spotting the couple waving at them from the shoreline at Allhallows, Kent.
But after only 50 miles of flapping, the bored bird pulled out and swooped on the Haven Allhallows holiday complex at Rochester, Kent.
During the half-year ending 30 June 1891, for instance, just 1,449 tons of Brayton coal reached the port, together with 508 tons from Bullgill and 323 tons from Allhallows, collieries a little farther afield.