Good Friday

noun

: the Friday before Easter observed in churches as the anniversary of the crucifixion of Christ and in some states of the U.S. as a legal holiday

Examples of Good Friday in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early voting for that contest will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, but not on Good Friday. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 Which retail and grocery stores are closed on Good Friday? Chris Morris, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2023 What is Good Friday? Jennie Key, The Enquirer, 3 Apr. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

from its special sanctity

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Good Friday was in the 14th century

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“Good Friday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Good%20Friday. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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Good Friday

noun
: the Friday before Easter observed by Christians as the anniversary of the crucifixion of Christ

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