American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Judaism A holiday beginning on the 14th of Nisan and traditionally continuing for eight days, commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. Also called Pesach.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An annual feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the escape of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the first-born of the Egyptians, “passed over” the houses of the Israelites, which were marked with the blood of the paschal lamb. It was celebrated on the evening of the 14th day of Abib or Nisan, the first month of the sacred year. The name is also used, by extension, to include the seven days that followed (from the 15th to the 21st of Nisan), during which the Israelites were permitted to eat only unleavened bread; and hence the Passover is also known as the “feast of unleavened bread.” Every householder with his family ate on the first evening a lamb killed by the priest (Ex. xii.), which was served up without breaking the bones.
- n. [lowercase] The sacrifice offered at the feast of the Passover; also, the paschal lamb.
- n. [lowercase] That which is passed over.
- Of or pertaining to the Passover: as, Passover cake or bread (the cake of unleavened bread eaten at the Passover).
- n. The eight-day Jewish festival of Pesach, commemorating the biblical story of Exodus, during which the first-born sons of the Israelites were passed over while those of the Egyptians were killed.
- n. The Christian holy day generally falling on the first day of the Jewish Passover.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the sparing of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the firstborn of the Egyptians,
passed overthe houses of the Israelites which were marked with the blood of a lamb.
- n. The sacrifice offered at the feast of the passover; the paschal lamb.
- v. travel across or pass over
- v. bypass.
- v. fly over
- v. rub with a circular motion
- v. make a passage or journey from one place to another
- n. (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
- Translation of Hebrew pesaḥ. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term Passover refers to the Jewish homes that were "passed over" by God's angel of death, sent to snatch the Egyptians' firstborn as punishment for the pharaoh's refusal to free the slaves.”
“The term Passover refers to the Jewish homes that were "passed over" by God's angel of death, sent to snatch the Egyptians' firstborn as punishment for the pharaoh's refusal to free the Jewish slaves.”
“The word 'Passover' comes from the belief that God inflicted plagues upon the Egyptians to force them to free the Jews.”
“As the Jews were celebrating the feast of unleavened bread, which we call the Passover, it was customary for the priests to open the temple-gates just after midnight.”
“Passover is a holiday that has special meaning to everyone, regardless of faith, because it's the time of year when some food and drink companies release products sweetened with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).”
“Of all the Jewish holidays, Passover is my favorite.”
“At its core, Passover is about freedom from slavery and religious persecution.”
“Passover is the Jewish holiday celebrating liberation from slavery in Egypt.”
“Miss Menu – just as with the “prohibition” on eating rice, the “prohibition” on eating peanuts and other legumes during Passover is nonsensical and, as I said above re: rice, would fail to convince a 5 year old child to observe it.”
“One of the traditional foods for Passover is Charoset, a sweet mixture of apples, walnuts, wine, and cinnamon, to represent the mortar used by Jewish slaves to build the Egyptian storehouses.”
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