Easter


Easter
noun
ADJECTIVE
early, late

Easter is early this year.

VERB + EASTER
have, spend

Have a good Easter.

I prefer to spend Easter at home.

celebrate
EASTER + NOUN
egg
celebrations, festival, holiday, season (AmE)
Day, Monday (esp. BrE), morning, Saturday (esp. BrE), Sunday, week, weekend
dinner (AmE)
service

Many people attend an Easter service at their local church.

story

the Easter story in the Bible

break (esp. BrE), holidays (BrE), vacation
bunny
basket (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
at Easter

The house opens to the public at Easter.

for Easter

We usually go away for Easter.

over Easter

The library is closed over Easter.

PHRASES
Happy Easter!, wish sb a happy Easter

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Easter — Eas ter ([=e]s t[ e]r), n. [AS. e[ a]ster, e[ a]stran, paschal feast, Easter; akin to G. ostern; fr. AS. E[ a]stre, a goddess of light or spring, in honor of whom a festival was celebrated in April; whence this month was called in AS. E[ a]sterm[ …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Easter — (engl. Ostern) ist ein englischer Familienname. Bekannte Namensträger Allison Easter, Sängerin David Easter, Musiker Jamal Easter (*1987), britischer Fußballspieler (Wales) Jermaine Easter (*1982), britischer Fußballspieler (Wales) Kenneth… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Easter — Студийный альбом Patti Smith Group Дата выпуска 3 марта, 1978 год Записан Recor …   Википедия

  • Easter — O.E. Easterdæg, from Eastre (Northumbrian Eostre), from P.Gmc. *Austron, a goddess of fertility and spring, probably originally of sunrise whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox, from *austra , from PIE *aus to shine (especially of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Easter — Album par Patti Smith Group Sortie 3 mars 1978 Durée 39 min 44 s Genre Rock, Punk rock Producteur Jimmy Iovine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Easter — lily; Easter Monday; Easter Sunday; Easter vacation …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Easter — (also Easter Day or Easter Sunday) ► NOUN ▪ the festival of the Christian Church celebrating the resurrection of Christ, held (in the Western Church) on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox. ORIGIN Old… …   English terms dictionary

  • Easter — [ēs′tər] n. [ME ester < OE eastre, pl. eastron, spring, Easter; orig., name of pagan vernal festival almost coincident in date with paschal festival of the church < Eastre, dawn goddess < PGmc * Austro (> Ger Ostern) < IE base *… …   English World dictionary

  • Easter — East er, v. i. (Naut.) To veer to the east; said of the wind. Russell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Easter — (Myth.), so v.w. Eostra …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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