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Easter (ˈiːstə Pronunciation for Easter



  1. the most important festival of the Christian Church, commemorating the Resurrection of Christ: falls on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
  2. Also called: Easter Sunday, Easter Day. the day on which this festival is celebrated
  3. the period between Good Friday and Easter Monday

related adjective


Word Origin

Old English ēastre, after a Germanic goddess Eostre; related to Old High German ōstarūn Easter, Old Norse austr to the east, Old Slavonic ustru like summer

Translations for 'Easter'

  • British English: EasterPronunciation for Easter Easter is a Christian festival and holiday, when the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated.ˈiːstə NOUN
  • Arabic: عِيدُ الفِصْحPronunciation for عِيدُ الفِصْح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: PáscoaPronunciation for Páscoa
  • Chinese: 复活节Pronunciation for 复活节
  • Croatian: UskrsPronunciation for Uskrs
  • Czech: VelikonocePronunciation for Velikonoce
  • Danish: påskePronunciation for påske
  • Dutch: PasenPronunciation for Pasen
  • European Spanish: Semana SantaPronunciation for Semana Santa
  • Finnish: pääsiäinenPronunciation for pääsiäinen
  • French: PâquesPronunciation for Pâques
  • German: OsternPronunciation for Ostern
  • Greek: ΠάσχαPronunciation for Πάσχα
  • Italian: PasquaPronunciation for Pasqua
  • Japanese: 復活祭Pronunciation for 復活祭
  • Korean: 부활절Pronunciation for 부활절
  • Norwegian: påskePronunciation for påske
  • Polish: WielkanocPronunciation for Wielkanoc
  • Portuguese: PáscoaPronunciation for Páscoa
  • Romanian: Paști
  • Russian: ПасхаPronunciation for Пасха
  • Spanish: Semana SantaPronunciation for Semana Santa
  • Swedish: påskPronunciation for påsk
  • Thai: วันอีสเตอร์Pronunciation for วันอีสเตอร์
  • Turkish: PaskalyaPronunciation for Paskalya
  • Ukrainian: Великдень
  • Vietnamese: lễ Phục sinhPronunciation for lễ Phục sinh

Example Sentences Including 'Easter'

Easter bunnies of the chocolate variety will be foremost in the minds of younger members of the family this weekend.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Easter is a good time to begin to once more find a credible voice.
Irish Times (2002)
However, it was David Houghton, from Easter Ross, who caught the real mood in his words directed at the president.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
In its Easter road safety campaign, the National Safety Council has stressed the need for drivers to take regular breaks to prevent fatigue.
Irish Times (2002)
It is lost to us more definitively than the secrets of the Aztecs, or the rituals of the Easter Islanders.
Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
Just before Easter 1953, Frank went to a party at his cousin Michael Houlihan's house and Eleanor Hamilton was there.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
The Easter holidays descended amid palms and Stations of the Cross and Easter eggs.
Cassidy, Anne In Real Life
The hearing ended last Friday (8 March), with judgment not likely to be given until after Easter.
British Medical Journal (2002)
The stars shone out of a clear sky on to quiet streets: the undergraduates had left for the Easter vacation.
Brandon, Ruth Left, Right and Centre


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