noun Hal·low·een \ˌha-lə-ˈwēn, ˌhä-\

: the night of October 31 when children dress up as ghosts, witches, monsters, etc., and go to houses to ask for candy

Full Definition of HALLOWEEN

:  October 31 observed especially with dressing up in disguise, trick-or-treating, and displaying jack-o'-lanterns during the evening

Variants of HALLOWEEN

Hal·low·een also Hal·low·e'en \ˌha-lə-ˈwēn, ˌhä-\


short for All Hallow Even (All Saints' Eve)
First Known Use: circa 1700

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial


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