Easter - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːstər|
Brit.  |ˈiːstə|

noun

- a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox (syn: easter)
- a wind from the east (syn: easter, easterly)

Examples

We'll probably go away at Easter.

We spent the Easter holidays in Wales.

One of our town's time-honored traditions is to have an Easter egg hunt the week before Easter.

...the classical preparation of a ham for Easter...

...the days when people, costumed in their Sunday best, would parade along the grand avenue on Easter...

...the monks offered up a canticle at dawn on Easter morning...

On Easter Monday the rain began in earnest.

...archaeologists are still not sure how the mysterious statues on Easter Island were upraised...

The markets will be closed in observance of Easter and Passover.

The changeover had taken place in the Easter vacation.

Are there any public holidays between Christmas and Easter?

When do you break up for Easter?

the dates of major religious observances such as Easter or Christmas

The warehouse will hold more than 90,000 pallets storing 30 million Easter eggs.

looking fine in her Easter suit

Word forms

noun
singular: Easter
plural: Easters
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