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Definition of the noun allhallowtide

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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 previewA Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.] (1818)

ALLHALLowtide. n. 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 it in the ground, and it will grow to be a fair tree in one year. Bacon, Natural History.

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

ALLHALLOWTIDE. n. f. [See All-hal- iowh.] The term near All faints, or the first of November. — Cut off the bough about Æhallow- tide, in the bare place, and set. in the ground, and k 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 previewSpelling Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

by [John] Entick

Allhallowtide, 8. the term near ail saints' day Alliance, a n union by treaty or marriage Alli"ciency, s. the power of attracting, a charm Allicient, *. an attractor Alligation, t. a tying together, a rule of arith- Alligator, s. the crocodile of America [ metic ...

Google previewA Galic And English Dictionary (1780)

Containing All Th Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and MSS by William Shaw

ALLHALLOWTIDE. Id. firft of November. ALLHEAL. Luidh arid. ALLJUDGING. Uilebhreithach. ALLKNOWING. Uilefhiofrach. ALLSEEING. UiUleirfinach. ALLSUFFICIENT.

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)

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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 ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1H4A1L1L1O1W4T1I1D2E1

The value of this 13-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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