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

  • noun The day after Whitsunday.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Monday following Whitsunday. In England the day is generally observed as a holiday. Also called Whitsun-Monday.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eccl.) The day following Whitsunday; -- called also Whitsun Monday.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The Monday immediately after Whitsunday.

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

  • noun the day after Whitsunday; a legal holiday in England and Wales and Ireland


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  • The "almost", is because I'm still going to be in on Friday, but I suspect as the cafeteria is closed, and given that we've got the Ascension (thursday) and Whitmonday (monday. probably not called "whitmonday" by the Dutch, but can't remember their name for it) as both public holidays, it's not going to be exactly strenuous.

    May 20th, 2004

  • Mrs Caffyn whether it would not be possible for them all to go into the country on Whitmonday?

    Clara Hopgood

  • Whitmonday morning the Letherhead people came over to Great Oakhurst.

    Clara Hopgood

  • The King then ordered one Fulthorp to sentence him to decapitation, who forthwith complied; and the Archbishop was carried to execution with every mark of disgrace, on Whitmonday, June 8th.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 Memoirs of Henry the Fifth

  • His Lordship, by the said Elizabeth, his second Countess, who died on Whitmonday, A.

    Peerage of England. ...


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