Whit-Sunday

  • 1 Whit Sunday — ► NOUN ▪ the seventh Sunday after Easter, a Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts, chapter 2). ORIGIN Old English, «white Sunday», probably with reference to the white robes worn by the newly baptized… …

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  • 2 Whit Sunday — noun Whitsunday • • • Main Entry: ↑Whit …

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  • 3 Whit Sunday — N UNCOUNT Whit Sunday is the seventh Sunday after Easter, when Christians celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit to the first followers of Christ. Syn: Pentecost …

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  • 4 Whit Sunday — /wɪt ˈsʌndeɪ/ (say wit sunday) noun the seventh Sunday after Easter, celebrated as a Christian festival in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. {Middle English whytsonenday, Old English Hwīta Sunnandæg,… …

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  • 5 Whit Sunday — noun the seventh Sunday after Easter, a Christian festival commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2). Origin OE Hwīta Sunnandg, lit. white Sunday , prob. with ref. to the white robes of those newly baptized at Pentecost …

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  • 6 Whit Sunday —  The seventh Sunday after Easter …

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  • 7 Whit Sunday — ➡ quarter days * * * …

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  • 8 Whit Sunday — noun Whitsunday …

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  • 9 whit-sunday — n. See whitsuntide …

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  • 10 Whit Sunday —    See Whitsun …

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  • 11 Whit — Sunday (or Pentecost) is the seventh Sunday after Easter, and Whit Monday is the day following Whit Sunday. Whitsun and Whit are regularly used as informal shortenings of Whitsuntide, the weekend including Whit Sunday. Whit is related in form to… …

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  • 12 Whit Monday — noun The Monday following Whitsunday • • • Main Entry: ↑Whit * * * Whit Monday [Whit Monday] the day after ↑Whit Sunday. It used to be a ↑bank holiday in Britain. In the 1960s it was replaced by the ↑Spring Bank Holiday …

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  • 13 Whit Monday — Whit Mon|day the day after Whit Sunday, which used to be a public holiday in the UK. There is now a holiday around the same time called the Spring Bank Holiday , but it is not always on Whit Monday …

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  • 14 Whit Tuesday — see after Whit Sunday …

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  • 15 whit — adj. connected with, belonging to, or following Whit Sunday (Whit Monday; Whit weekend). Phrases and idioms: Whit Sunday the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2). Etymology: OE Hwita… …

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  • 16 Whit Monday — Medieval Russian icon of the Old Testament Trinity by Andrei Rublev, used as the icon of the feast for Whit Monday …

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  • 17 Whit Monday — the day after Whit Sunday. It used to be a bank holiday in Britain. In the 1960s it was replaced by the Spring Bank Holiday, which some people still call Whit Monday. * * * …

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  • 18 Whit Friday — Whit Friday, meaning White Friday, is the the name given to the first Friday after Pentecost or Whitsun (White Sunday).This day is mostly celebrated in the Church of England or Anglican denominations and is less celebrated in Roman Catholic… …

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  • 19 Whit|sun|day — «HWIHT SUHN dee, day; HWIHT suhn day», noun, or Whitsun Day, the seventh Sunday after Easter; Pentecost. ╂[Old English Hwīta Sunnandæg < hwīt white + Sunnandæg Sunday (probably because of the custom of wearing white baptismal robes on this… …

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  • 20 Trinity Sunday — Infobox Holiday holiday name = Trinity Sunday type = Christianity caption = observedby = Western Christianity date = Sunday after Pentecost celebrations = The Trinity observances = relatedto = Pentecost AdventTrinity Sunday is the first Sunday… …

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