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Eas·ter

 (ē′stər)
n.
1. A Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus.
2. The day on which this feast is observed, the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or next after March 21.
3. Eastertide.

[Middle English ester, from Old English ēastre; see aus- in Indo-European roots.]
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Easter

(ˈiːstə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the most important festival of the Christian Church, commemorating the Resurrection of Christ: falls on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: Easter Sunday or Easter Day the day on which this festival is celebrated
3. the period between Good Friday and Easter Monday
[Old English ēastre, after a Germanic goddess Eostre; related to Old High German ōstarūn Easter, Old Norse austr to the east, Old Slavonic ustru like summer]
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Eas•ter

(ˈi stər)

n.
1. an annual Christian feast in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
[before 900; Middle English ester, Old English ēastre]
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Easter

A feast commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Easter - a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of ChristEaster - a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
movable feast, moveable feast - a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years
Pasch, Pascha - the Christian festival of Easter
2.Easter - a wind from the easteaster - a wind from the east      
levanter - an easterly wind in the western Mediterranean area
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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Easter

noun
Related words
adjective Paschal
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Translations
Paasfees
sc=Arabعِيدُ الفِصْحعيد الفِصْح
PasquaPasqua de Resurrecció
Velikonoce
påske
Pasko
sc=fa-Arab
pääsiäinen
Uskrs
húsvét
Paskah
páskar
復活祭
부활절
Festa PaschaliaPascha
Velykosmargutis
Lieldienas
PasenPaasfeest
Paşte
Veľká Noc
velika noč
påsk
วันอีสเตอร์
PaskalyaPaskalya yortusu
lễ Phục sinh

Easter

[ˈiːstəʳ]
A. NPascua f (de Resurrección), Semana f Santa
at Easterpor Pascua, en Semana Santa
the Easter holidayslas vacaciones de Semana Santa
B. CPD Easter bonnet Nsombrero m de primavera
Easter Day NDomingo m de Resurrección
Easter egg Nhuevo m de Pascua
Easter Island NIsla f de Pascua
Easter Monday Nlunes m inv de Pascua de Resurrección
Easter parade Nprocesión f de Semana Santa
Easter Sunday NDomingo m de Resurrección
Easter week NSemana f Santa
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Easter

[ˈiːstər]
nPâques fpl
We went to my grandparents' for Easter → Nous sommes allés chez mes grands-parents à Pâques.
at Easter → à Pâques
over Easter → à Pâques
happy Easter! → joyeuses Pâques!
modif [holidays] → de Pâques; [week, service] → pascal(e)
the Easter holidays → les vacances de PâquesEaster Day nle jour de PâquesEaster egg nœuf m de Pâques
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Easter

nOstern nt; at Easteran or zu Ostern
adj attrOster-

Easter

:
Easter bunny
nOsterhase m
Easter Day
nOstersonntag m
Easter egg
nOsterei nt
Easter Island
nOsterinsel f
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Easter

[ˈiːstəʳ]
1. nPasqua
at Easter → a Pasqua
2. adj (holidays) → pasquale, di Pasqua; (week) → di Pasqua
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Easter

(ˈiːstə) noun
a Christian festival held in the spring, to celebrate Christ's coming back to life after the Crucifixion.
Easter egg
a decorated egg, especially one made of chocolate, eaten at Easter.
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Easter

عِيدُ الفِصْح Velikonoce påske Ostern Πάσχα Semana Santa pääsiäinen Pâques Uskrs Pasqua 復活祭 부활절 Pasen påske Wielkanoc Páscoa Пасха påsk วันอีสเตอร์ Paskalya lễ Phục sinh 复活节
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In Bulgaria Maundy Thursday is called Veliki Chetvurtuk (Great Thursday), and is traditionally the day when people color their Easter eggs and perform other household chores geared toward preparing for Razpeti Petuk (Crucifixion Friday), Velika Subota (Great Saturday) and Velikden (Easter Day).
The so called Bulgarian Easter ("Balgarskiyat Velikden") was the culmination of the campaign of the Bulgarians in the Ottoman Turkish Empire to set up a national, Bulgarian Orthodox Church that would be independent of the Constantinople Patriarchate.
We celebrate the National holiday of Bulgarian culture, language, and literature on May 24, (I was born May 23rd), March 1st Baba Marta, Christmas (Budni Vecher and Koleda) and Easter (Velikden).