down-easter
noun Usage: often capitalized D&E Date: 1827 one born or living down east

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Down Easter — Unter Down Easter verstand man in den Neuenglandstaaten ursprünglich nur die Einwohner im äußersten Osten der USA (the Down East), hauptsächlich die Einwohner von Maine und Massachusetts. Der Begriff weitete sich im 19. Jahrhundert auf die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • down-easter — /down ee steuhr/, n. 1. a full rigged ship built in New England in the late 19th century, usually of wood and relatively fast. 2. a native or inhabitant of Maine. 3. a native or inhabitant of New England. 4. Canadian. a native or resident of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • down-easter — /down ee steuhr/, n. 1. a full rigged ship built in New England in the late 19th century, usually of wood and relatively fast. 2. a native or inhabitant of Maine. 3. a native or inhabitant of New England. 4. Canadian. a native or resident of the… …   Universalium

  • Down Easter — noun a native or resident of Maine • Syn: ↑Mainer • Derivationally related forms: ↑Maine (for: ↑Mainer) • Hypernyms: ↑American * * * dau̇ˈnēstə( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down Easter — person from east coast of New England or Nova Scotia …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Easter egg — Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime. The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with… …   Wikipedia

  • down-East|er|ner — «DOWN EES tuhr nuhr», noun. = down Easter. (Cf. ↑down Easter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • down-East|er — «DOWN EES tuhr», noun. a person who lives in or comes from New England, especially Maine: »... a spare, porch sitting down Easter (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down East — ☆ Down East adj., adv. [also d e ] Informal in or into New England, esp. Maine down easter n …   English World dictionary

  • Easter Controversy — • The dispute regarding the proper time of observing Easter Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Easter Controversy     Easter Controversy      …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”