Whit Sunday


Whit Sunday
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 at Pentecost.

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  • Whit Sunday — noun Whitsunday • • • Main Entry: ↑Whit …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 …   English new terms dictionary

  • Whit Sunday —  The seventh Sunday after Easter …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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

  • Whit Sunday — noun Whitsunday …   Wiktionary

  • whit-sunday — n. See whitsuntide …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Whit Sunday —    See Whitsun …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 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… …   Modern English usage