Passover

noun
Pass·over | \ ˈpas-ˌō-vər \

Definition of Passover 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

pass over

verb

Definition of pass over (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to ignore in passing

2 : to pay no attention to the claims of : disregard

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Synonyms & Antonyms for Passover

Synonyms: Verb

bypass, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, slight, slur (over)

Antonyms: Verb

attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

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Examples of Passover in a Sentence

Verb

you seem to have passed over an important e-mail notice I'd be willing to pass over this latest episode of tardiness if there hadn't been so many before.

First Known Use of Passover

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Passover

Noun

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

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The first known use of Passover was in the 14th century

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Passover

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Passover

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

Passover

noun
Pass·over | \ ˈpas-ˌō-vər \

Kids Definition of Passover

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

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