Whitsun Tide


Whitsun Tide
   The week beginning with Whitsun Day is so called. During this week the Whitsun Ember Days are observed, (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday), as a preparation for Trinity Sunday, one of the stated times of Ordination.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Whitsun Tide — Whit|sun|tide «HWIHT suhn TYD», noun, or Whitsun Tide, the week beginning with Whitsunday, especially the first three days …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whitsun Day —    A high Festival observed in the Church on the fiftieth day after Easter, in commemoration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost as they were all with one accord in one place in Jerusalem. Whitsun Day is …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Whitsun — Whit|sun [ˈwıtsən] n [U and C] BrE 1.) also .Whit Sunday the seventh Sunday after Easter, when Christians celebrate the ↑Holy Spirit coming down from heaven = ↑pentecost 2.) also Whit|sun|tide [ˈwıtsəntaıd] the period around Whitsun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Whitsun — noun (C, U) 1 also Whit Sun.day, the seventh Sunday after Easter, when Christians celebrate the holy spirit coming down from heaven; pentecost 2 2 also Whit.sun.tide / wItsFntaId/ the period around Whitsun …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Whitsun — Whit|sun [ wıtsn, hwıtsn ] or Whit|sun|tide [ wıtsn,taıd, hwıtsn,taıd ] noun uncount PENTECOST …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Whit|sun|tide — «HWIHT suhn TYD», noun, or Whitsun Tide, the week beginning with Whitsunday, especially the first three days …   Useful english dictionary

  • As|cen|sion|tide — «uh SEHN shuhn TYD», noun. the period of ten days from Ascension Day to Whitsun eve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Movable Feasts and Fasts —    Those Feasts and Fasts which are not observed on a fixed date, but are variable being dependent on the time Easter is kept. Easter Day is always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon or next after the Twenty first day of… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • asley, willingly. northumb. —  anon, shortly, as soon as ; i. e. As TiDE.  TIDE, in the North, signifies soon, and TIDER, or TITTER, sooner ; from the Saxon word, TID, time ; whence shrove tide, whitsun tide …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • astite —  anon, shortly, as soon as ; i. e. As TiDE.  TIDE, in the North, signifies soon, and TIDER, or TITTER, sooner ; from the Saxon word, TID, time ; whence shrove tide, whitsun tide …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England