What does halloween mean?

halloween meaning in General Dictionary

The night preceding Allhallows or All Saints Day November 1 additionally the entire day October 31 it is marked by functions or celebrations and often by pranks played by young adults

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  • the evening before All Saints' time; frequently specialized in pranks played by teenagers
  • The night preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day.

halloween meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1745, Scottish shortening of Allhallow-even "Eve of most Saints, yesterday evening of October" (1550s), the past night of the year into the old Celtic schedule, in which it had been Old season's Night, a night for witches. A pagan vacation given a cursory baptism and sent on its way. See hallow; in addition see hallows.


halloween - German to English

Halloween [Rob Zombie, 2007]

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  • Hallowe'en [spv.]
  • Halloween
  • Holloween [spv.]

halloween - French to English

Halloween


halloween meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The night preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day.


Sentence Examples with the word halloween

This one looks like a busted piece of Halloween pottery.

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