fast day


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fast′ day`


n.
a day on which fasting is observed.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fast day - a day designated for fasting
major fast day - one of two major fast days on the Jewish calendar
minor fast day - one of five minor fast days on the Jewish calendar
holy day, religious holiday - a day specified for religious observance
Translations
jour d’abstinence
References in classic literature ?
He must have been born in some time of general drought and famine, or upon one of those fast days for which his state is famous.
Their festivals were fast days, and their chief pastime the singing of psalms.
SHANGLA -- The Ramazan Sasta bazaars set up by the district administration across Shangla were deserted as neither any vendor nor buyer was seen there on the fast day of the fasting month because the traders were not ready to enforce the officially-issued pricelist.
Many of those companies, and others throughout Israel, already were offering Sunday as an optional day off for employees to observe the solemn fast day of Tisha B'Av, marking the destruction of the Holy Temples in Jerusalem.
This coincides with the anniversary of Tisha B'Av which is an annual fast day in Judaism, on which a number of disasters in Jewish history occurred, primarily the destruction of both Solomon's Temple by the Neo-Babylonian Empire and the Second Temple by the Roman Empire in Jerusalem.
People whose metabolism (calorie burning) slowed the least on their fast day lost the most weight on the low-calorie diet.
Write down what you eat |on a Fast Day - and how you feel - to help you discover what works best for you.
Write down what you eat | on a Fast Day - and how you feel - to help you discover what works best for you.
Even if it may not be medically advisable or have any religious sanctions to fast day after day at this tender age, the girl did not show any signs of fatigue or exhaustion and hence her parents allowed her to fulfil her desire.
Zip forward to Fast Day 2: I can barely string a sentence together on the radio and the kids' shrieks ricochet round my irritable head and I snap at them constantly.
This "Fast Day" message was delivered to the General Assembly of the state and was so popular that he was requested to publish it in the secular press.