Allhallows Eve

noun
the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people
Syn: ↑Halloween, ↑Hallowe'en
Hypernyms: ↑day

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Halloween. Also called All Hallow Even.
[1550-60]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Allhallows Eve — Halloween. Also called All Hallow Even. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Allhallow eve — All hal low eve ([=e]v ). The evening before Allhallows. See {Halloween}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Halloween — /hal euh ween , oh een , hol /, n. the evening of October 31; the eve of All Saints Day; Allhallows Eve: observed esp. by children in costumes who solicit treats, often by threatening minor pranks. Also, Hallowe en. [1550 60; (ALL)HALLOW(S) +… …   Universalium

  • Halloween — Hal low*een (h[a^]l l[ o]*[=e]n ), n. The evening preceding Allhallows or All Saints Day (November 1); also the entire day, October 31. It is often marked by parties or celebrations, and sometimes by pranks played by young people. [Scot.] Burns.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hallowe'en — n. Allhallows Eve (eve of All Saints Day), holiday celebrated on the evening of October 31 observed by children dressed in costumes who go from door to door collecting candy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Halloween — Hal·low·e en || ‚hæləʊ iːn n. Allhallows Eve (eve of All Saints Day), holiday celebrated on the evening of October 31 observed by children dressed in costumes who go from door to door collecting candy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Halloweens — Hal·low·e en || ‚hæləʊ iːn n. Allhallows Eve (eve of All Saints Day), holiday celebrated on the evening of October 31 observed by children dressed in costumes who go from door to door collecting candy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Allantide — (Cornish Calan Gwaf or Nos Calan Gwaf) is a Cornish festival that was traditionally celebrated on 31 October elsewhere known as Hallowe en. The festival itself seems to have pre Christian origins similar to most celebrations on this date, however …   Wikipedia

  • Halloween — noun the evening before All Saints Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Hallowe en, ↑Allhallows Eve • Hypernyms: ↑day …   Useful english dictionary

  • All Saints' Day — noun a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835 • Syn: ↑Allhallows, ↑November 1, ↑Hallowmas, ↑Hallowmass • Hypernyms: ↑holy day of obligation • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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