Ascension Day

Ascension Day
noun Date: 14th century the Thursday 40 days after Easter observed in commemoration of Christ's ascension into Heaven

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  • Ascension Day — Ascension As*cen sion, n. [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr. ascendere. See {Ascend}.] 1. The act of ascending; a rising; ascent. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. ( Acts i.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ascension Day — a Christian holy day on the Thursday 40 days after Easter, when Christians remember when Christ went up to heaven ( the Ascension) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ascension Day — n. the fortieth day after Easter, celebrating the Ascension …   English World dictionary

  • Ascension-day — or Ascenˈsion day noun (Christianity) A festival, ten days before Whitsunday, commemorating Christ s Ascension • • • Main Entry: ↑ascend …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ascension Day —    This marks the ascension of Christ into heaven, and being the fortieth day after Easter Sunday it always falls on a Thursday (hence its other name, Holy Thursday), though the actual date changes yearly. A custom of processing around the parish …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Ascension Day — noun (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter • Syn: ↑Ascension, ↑Ascension of the Lord • Topics: ↑Christianity, ↑Christian religion • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ascension Day —    A Feast observed with great solemnity forty days after Easter in commemoration of our Lord s Ascension into Heaven. It is also called Holy Thursday. St. Augustine, A.D. 395, calls this one of the Festivals which are supposed to have been… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ascension Day — day which is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter in commemoration of Christ s ascension into heaven (Christianity) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ascension Day — Ascen′sion Day n. rel the 40th day after Easter, commemorating the Ascension of Christ; Holy Thursday • Etymology: 1325–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Ascension Day — /əˈsɛnʃən deɪ/ (say uh senshuhn day) noun Christianity the fortieth day after Easter, commemorating the ascension of Christ …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ascension Day — the 40th day after Easter, commemorating the Ascension of Christ; Holy Thursday. [1325 75; ME] * * * …   Universalium

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