Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Easter season, extending from Easter to Ascension Day, Whitsunday, or Trinity Sunday.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Eastertime; either the week ushered in by and following Easter, formerly observed throughout the Christian world as a holiday and with religious services, or the fifty days between Easter and Whitsuntide, which were observed as a festival and with religious solemnities. This period is still regarded by the church as a special festival season.

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  • noun The season from Easter to Whitsun

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the Easter season

Etymologies

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Easter +‎ -tide (“period surrounding a festival”)

Examples

  • Although such actions may be performed later on, Eastertide is swiftly coming.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Although such actions may be performed later on, Eastertide is swiftly coming.

    Virtues of the Spring

  • At a special time such as Eastertide we are especially saddened by a child being killed in a hit-and-run car accident.

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  • At a special time such as Eastertide we are especially saddened by a child being killed in a hit-and-run car accident.

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  • At a special time such as Eastertide we are especially saddened by a child being killed in a hit-and-run car accident.

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  • Moreover, the congregation (50-60 on a usual Sunday at 7 a.m., small probably because of the early hour) joins in singing one of three mass ordinary settings: 'Orbis factor' during the year; 'De angelis' during Christmastide, Eastertide, and on 1st-class feasts; and Kyrie XVII (Kyrie salve) during Advent and Lent.

    St. Benilde Church, Metairie, Lousiana

  • As on Christmas, he was in choir dress, wearing the white Mozzetta of Eastertide, as well as a new white Easter stole, bearing his own coat of arms.

    Papal Easter Day Mass and Urbi et Orbi Blessing

  • The Sanctuary is decorated for Eastertide (note the statue of the Risen Saviour atop the tabernacle):

    Catholic Bamberg: Vierzehnheiligen

  • During Eastertide, wells are decorated with fresh green, coloured ribbons and Easter eggs, beautifully taking up the liturgical connection of Easter, the source of the new life in Christ, and Baptism.

    Catholic Bamberg: House Shrines, Wayside Crosses and Easter Wells

  • During Eastertide, the is the statue of the Risen One is exposed there, as you can see.

    Catholic Bamberg: The Church of St. Getreu

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