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Definition of the noun allhallowtide

What does allhallowtide mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Allhallowtides

  1. the season of All Saints' Day
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic word: season = a recurrent time marked by major holidays


Allhallowtide, Hallowtide, Allsaintstide, or the Hallowmas season, is the triduum encompassing the Western Christian observances of All Hallows' Eve, All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, which last from October 31 to November 2 annually. Allhallowtide is a time to remember the dead, including martyrs, saints, and all faithful departed Christians. The present date of Hallowmas and thus also of its vigil was established for Rome perhaps by Pope Gregory III and was made of obligation throughout the Frankish Empire by Louis the Pious in 835. Elsewhere, other dates were observed even later, with the date in Ireland being 20 April. It was only in the early 11th century that the modern date of All Souls' Day was popularized, after Abbot Odilo established it as a day for the monks of Cluny and associated monasteries to pray for the dead.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

ALLHALLOWTIDE. m. s. (See All-HALlown.] The term near All saints, or the first of November.—Cut off the bough about Allhallowtide, in the bare place, and set in the ground, and it will grow to be a fair tree in one year. Bacon's Natural History.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Allhallowtide, awlhal′lōtīd, n. the timenear Allhallows day. [See Hallow and Tide.] Allheal, awlhēl′, n. (obs.) ...

Google previewThe New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language (1775)

In Which All The Words are Introduced ... : To Which Is Prefixed, A Comprehensive Grammar ; In Two Volumes by John Ash

Belonging to allhallowtide. “ Aishallown summer.” Allhallows (s. from all, and hallow) The term near all saints, or the first ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)


Google previewThe New Royal and Universal English Dictionary ... (1763)

To which is Prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by J. Johnson

ALLHALLOWTIDE, m. s. the term near All-saints, or the first of November. ALL- HEAL, n. s. a species of ironstuorf. ALL-JU'DGING, adj. that which has the sovereign right of judgment. ALL-KNOWING, adj. omniscient; all-wise. ALL-MA' KING, adj.

Google previewSpelling Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

by [John] Entick

Allhallowtide, s. the term near all saints' day Alliánce, s. n union by treaty or marriage Alli"ciency, s. the power of attracting, a charm Allícient, s. an attractor Alligātion, s. a tying together, a rule of arithAlligátor, s. the crocodile of America Imetic ...

Google previewEntick's New Spelling Dictionary ... Carefully revised, corrected, and improved, by John Robinson (1834)

by John ENTICK, John ROBINSON (Schoolmaster, of London.)

Allhallowtide, s. the term near all saints' day. Alli'ance, s. an union by treaty or marriage. Alli"ciency, s. the power of attracting, a charm. Allied, pa. united, related , matched. - Alligation, s. a tying together, a rule of arithmetic.

Google previewThe household encyclopædia; or, Family dictionary of everything connected with housekeeping and domestic medicine, by an association of heads of families and men of science (1858)

by Household encyclopaedia

About Allhallowtide in the neighbourhood of London and of Amsterdam tho faint beams of the sun are hardly seen for two hours in twenty- four, and this for many days together. Occasionally fogs happen at every period of the autumn and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's ... enlarged quarto edition, by A. Chalmers (1820)

by Samuel Johnson

ALLHALLOWTIDE. n.s. See All- HAllows.

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