Ash Wednesday

noun

Definition of Ash Wednesday

: the first day of Lent — see Easter Dates Table

First Known Use of Ash Wednesday

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ash Wednesday.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ash%20Wednesday. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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Ash Wednesday

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Ash Wednesday

: the first day of the Christian holy period of Lent

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