Easter egg
noun Date: 1804 an egg that is dyed and sometimes decorated and that is associated with the celebration of Easter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • Easter Egg — (engl. für „Osterei“) ist ein Begriff für eine versteckte und undokumentierte Besonderheit in Medien und Computerprogrammen. Formen sind beispielsweise der Gagscreen einer Software oder Geheimlevel eines Computerspiels. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Easter Egg — En informatique, un easter egg (locution anglaise, littéralement « œuf de Pâques ») est une fonction cachée au sein d un programme (animation, jeu, message, etc.) accessible à partir d un mot clé ou d une combinaison de touches et de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Easter egg — Easter Eas ter ([=e]s t[ e]r), n. [AS. e[ a]ster, e[ a]stran, paschal feast, Easter; akin to G. ostern; fr. AS. E[ a]stre, a goddess of light or spring, in honor of whom a festival was celebrated in April; whence this month was called in AS. E[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Easter egg — n 1.) BrE a chocolate egg bought or given as a present at Easter 2.) AmE an egg that has been coloured and decorated to celebrate Easter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Easter egg — Easter ,egg noun count 1. ) => NOTE an egg that children decorate in celebration of Easter 2. ) a chocolate egg that you give to someone as a present on Easter …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Easter egg — Easter eggs N COUNT An Easter egg is an egg made of chocolate that is given as a present at Easter. In some countries, Easter eggs are hidden and children then look for them …   English dictionary

  • Easter egg — ► NOUN ▪ a chocolate egg or decorated hard boiled egg given as a gift at Easter …   English terms dictionary

  • Easter egg — n. a colored egg or an egg shaped piece of candy, etc., used as an Easter gift or ornament …   English World dictionary

  • Easter egg —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec œuf de Pâques. Un œuf de Pâques, en anglais easter egg, est, en informatique ou en jeu vidéo, une fonction cachée au sein d un programme (animation, jeu, message, etc.) accessible à partir d un mot clé ou d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Easter egg — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Easter egg : singular Easter egg plural Easter eggs 1) a chocolate egg that you give to someone as a present at Easter 2) an egg that children decorate in celebration of Easter • Cultural note: Children often… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

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