noun Etymology: short for Middle English Alholowmesse, from Old English ealra halgena mæsse, literally, all saints' mass Date: 14th century All Saints' Day

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  • Hallowmas — Hal low*mas (h[a^]l l[ o]*m[.a]s), n. [See {Mass} the eucharist.] The feast of All Saints, or Allhallows. [1913 Webster] To speak puling, like a beggar at Hallowmas. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hallowmas — [hal′ō məs, hal′ōmas΄] n. [< all hallow mass: see HALLOWEEN] former name for ALL SAINTS DAY …   English World dictionary

  • Hallowmas — /hal oh meuhs, mas /, n. the feast of Allhallows or All Saints Day, on November 1. [1375 1425; late ME; short for ALLHALLOWMAS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hallowmas — noun /ˈhæloʊməs/ All Saints Day, November 1 …   Wiktionary

  • Hallowmas — Hal·low·mas || hæləʊmæs n. Christian religious holiday which is celebrated on November 1st in honor of all the saints (first celebrated in 835), All Saints Day …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hallowmas — n. Feast of All Souls …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hallowmas — hal·low·mas …   English syllables

  • Hallowmas — Hal•low•mas [[t]ˈhæl oʊ məs, ˌmæs[/t]] n. rel the feast of Allhallows or All Saints Day, on Nov. 1 • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME; short for Allhallowmas, ME alhalwemesse, OE ealra hālgena mæsse mass of all saints …   From formal English to slang

  • Hallowmas — /ˈhæloʊˌmæs/ (say haloh.mas) noun Archaic the feast of Allhallows or All Saints Day, on 1 November …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hallowmas — noun a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835 • Syn: ↑All Saints Day, ↑Allhallows, ↑November 1, ↑Hallowmass • Hypernyms: ↑holy day of obligation • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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