Shrove Shrove, imp. of {Shrive}. [1913 Webster]

{Shrove Sunday}, Quinguagesima Sunday.

{Shrove Tuesday}, the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday, and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday.

Note: It was formerly customary in England, on this day, for the people to confess their sins to their parish priests, after which they dined on pancakes, or fritters, and the occasion became one of merriment. The bell rung on this day is popularly called Pancake Bell, and the day itself Pancake Tuesday. --P. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Shrove — Shrove, v. i. To join in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, to make merry. [Obs.] J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrove — 1570s, shortened from Shrovetide (early 15c.), from schrof , related to schrifen (see SHRIVE (Cf. shrive)). Shrove Tuesday (c.1500) is from practice of celebration and merrymaking before going to confession at the beginning of Lent …   Etymology dictionary

  • shrove — shrove; Shrove; …   English syllables

  • shrove — [shrōv] vt., vi. alt. pt. of SHRIVE …   English World dictionary

  • Shrove — Shrive Shrive, v. t. [imp. {Shrived}or {Shrove}; p. p. {Shriven}or {Shrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shriving}.] [OE. shriven, schriven, AS. scr[=i]van to shrive, to impose penance or punishment; akin to OFries. skr[=i]va to impose punishment; cf. OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shrove — /shrohv/, v. a pt. of shrive. [ME shroof, OE scraf] * * * …   Universalium

  • shrove —  Past tense of shrive, to give confession …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • shrove — v. hear a confession of sins; assign penance for sins; absolve sins after confession and repentance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shrove — 1) shover 2) hovers …   Anagrams dictionary

  • shrove — past of shrive …   English new terms dictionary

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