Easter

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noun Eas·ter \ ˈē-stər \

Definition of Easter

:a feast that commemorates Christ's resurrection and is observed with variations of date due to different calendars on the first Sunday after the paschal full moon

Origin and Etymology of easter

Middle English estre, from Old English ēastre; akin to Old High German ōstarun (plural) Easter, Old English ēast east



EASTER Defined for English Language Learners

Easter

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Definition of Easter for English Language Learners

  • : a Christian church festival that celebrates the return of Jesus Christ to life following his death; also : the Sunday in early spring on which this festival is observed


EASTER Defined for Kids

Easter

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noun Eas·ter \ ˈē-stər \

Definition of Easter for Students

:a Christian holy day that celebrates the Resurrection


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