Guy Fawkes Day
noun Date: 1825 November 5 observed in England in commemoration of the seizure of Guy Fawkes in 1605 for an attempt to blow up the houses of parliament

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  • Guy Fawkes Day — Guy′ Fawkes′ Day [[t]ˈgaɪ ˈfɔks[/t]] n. why (in Britain) November 5, celebrating the anniversary of the capture of Guy Fawkes Compare Gunpowder Plot …   From formal English to slang

  • Guy Fawkes Day — n. in England, a day (Nov. 5) commemorating the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot: celebrated with fireworks, guys, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Guy Fawkes Day — noun day for the celebration of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot (Freq. 1) • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guy Fawkes Day — Gunpowder Gun pow der, n. (Chem.) A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of saltpeter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting. [1913 Webster] Note: Gunpowder consists of from 70 to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guy Fawkes Day — /guy fawks / (in Britain) November 5, celebrating the anniversary of the capture of Guy Fawkes. Cf. Gunpowder Plot. * * * …   Universalium

  • Guy Fawkes Day — Die Schwarzpulververschwörer, Zeichnung von Crispijn van de Passe dem Älteren. Dritter von rechts: Guy Fawkes. Die Schießpulververschwörung (engl. Gunpowder Plot, seiner Zeit als Powder treason (Pulververrat) bekannt) war ein Versuch von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Guy Fawkes Day — /gaɪ ˈfɔks/ (say guy fawks) noun 5 November, the anniversary of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, celebrated in Britain by fireworks, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Guy Fawkes River — Untere und obere Ebor Falls im Verlauf des Guy Fawkes RiverVorlage:Infobox Fluss/KARTE fehlt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Guy Fawkes — Infobox Criminal subject name = Guy Fawkes image size = 200px image caption = A modern illustration of Guy Fawkes with the Houses of Parliament in the background. date of birth = birth date|1571|4|13 place of birth = York, Yorkshire, England date …   Wikipedia

  • Guy Fawkes Night — Infobox Holiday holiday name=Guy Fawkes Night caption=Guy Fawkes nickname=Bonfire Night Cracker Night Fireworks Night observedby=United Kingdom and some of its former colonies date= Evening of the 5th of November observances=Bonfires, fireworks,… …   Wikipedia

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