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FEAST DAY (noun)
  The noun FEAST DAY has 1 sense:

1. a day designated for feasting

  Familiarity information: FEAST DAY used as a noun is very rare.

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FEAST DAY (noun)

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A day designated for feasting

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Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


feast day; fete day

Hypernyms ("feast day" is a kind of...):

holiday (a day on which work is suspended by law or custom)

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

Jewish New Year; Rosh Hashana; Rosh Hashanah; Rosh Hashona; Rosh Hashonah ((Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar)

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

Circumcision; Feast of the Circumcision; January 1 ((Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st)

Christmas; Christmas Day; Dec 25; Xmas (a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland)

Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag)

Id al-Fitr (a Muslim day of feasting at the end of Ramadan)

Feast of Sacrifice; Id al-Adha (the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity)

Holonyms ("feast day" is a part of...):

church festival; religious festival (a festival having religious significance)

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