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EASTER (easter)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Easter mean? 

EASTER (noun)
  The noun EASTER has 2 senses:

1. a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
2. a wind from the east

  Familiarity information: EASTER used as a noun is rare.


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EASTER (noun)


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Meaning:

A Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("Easter" is a kind of...):

movable feast; moveable feast (a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Easter"):

Pasch; Pascha (the Christian festival of Easter)


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Meaning:

A wind from the east

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

east wind; easterly; easter

Hypernyms ("easter" is a kind of...):

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "easter"):

levanter (an easterly wind in the western Mediterranean area)


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