Passover

noun Pass·over \ ˈpas-ˌō-vər \

Definition of Passover

: a Jewish holiday beginning on the 14th of Nisan and commemorating the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt

Origin and Etymology of passover

from the exemption of the Israelites from the slaughter of the firstborn in Egypt (Exodus 12:23–27)


pass over

verb

Definition of pass over

1 : to ignore in passing
2 : to pay no attention to the claims of : disregard

Examples of pass over in a Sentence

  1. you seem to have passed over an important e-mail notice

  2. I'd be willing to pass over this latest episode of tardiness if there hadn't been so many before.

First Known Use of pass over

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PASSOVER Defined for English Language Learners

Passover

Definition of Passover for English Language Learners

  • : a Jewish holiday in March or April that celebrates the freeing of the Jews from slavery in Egypt


PASSOVER Defined for Kids

Passover

noun Pass·over \ ˈpas-ˌō-vər \

Definition of Passover for Students

: a Jewish holiday celebrated in March or April in honor of the freeing of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt


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