Whitsuntide
Whitsuntide Whit"sun*tide`, n. [Whitsunday + tide.] The week commencing with Whitsunday, esp. the first three days -- Whitsunday, Whitsun Monday, and Whitsun Tuesday; the time of Pentecost. --R. of Gloucester. [1913 Webster]

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  • Whitsuntide — ► NOUN ▪ the weekend or week including Whit Sunday …   English terms dictionary

  • Whitsuntide — [hwit′sən tīd΄, wit′sən tīd΄] n. [ME whitsunetide: see WHITSUN & TIDE1] 1. the week beginning with Whitsunday 2. the first three days of that week …   English World dictionary

  • Whitsuntide — Whitsun UK [ˈwɪts(ə)n] / US / US [ˈhwɪts(ə)n] or Whitsuntide UK [ˈwɪts(ə)nˌtaɪd] / US / US [ˈhwɪts(ə)nˌtaɪd] noun [uncountable] the seventh Sunday after Easter, when Christians celebrate the time when the Holy Spirit came from Heaven to Earth.… …   English dictionary

  • Whitsuntide — noun Date: 13th century the week beginning with Whitsunday and especially the first three days of this week …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Whitsuntide — /hwit seuhn tuyd , wit /, n. the week beginning with Whitsunday, esp. the first three days of this week. Also called Whit Week. [1175 1225; ME whitsone(n)tide. See WHITSUN, TIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Whitsuntide — noun a) The week beginning on Whitsunday. b) The first three days of the week beginning on Whitsunday …   Wiktionary

  • Whitsuntide — Synonyms and related words: Advent, Allhallowmas, Allhallows, Allhallowtide, Annunciation, Annunciation Day, Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday, Candlemas, Candlemas Day, Carnival, Christmas, Corpus Christi, Easter, Easter Monday, Easter Saturday,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Whitsuntide — n. week beginning with the Christian holiday of Pentecost …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Whitsuntide — [ wɪts(ə)ntʌɪd] noun the weekend or week including Whit Sunday …   English new terms dictionary

  • whitsuntide — n. Whit Sunday, Pentecost …   New dictionary of synonyms

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