Definition of First of May
1. Noun. Observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of spring; observed in Russia and related countries in honor of labor.
Lexicographical Neighbors of First Of May
Literary usage of First of May
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1826)
"... And dance upon the village green, And homage pay to village queen— The youth and maid must pass away, But still returns the First of May. ..."
2. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"Like the Beltane fires on the first of May, they seem to have prevailed most commonly in the Perthshire Highlands. On the evening of Hallowe'en " the young ..."
3. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"... those of the original 450 who were tested during the first semester and who were still in school and in grades IA to VIB inclusive on the first of May. ..."
4. Collections by New-York Historical Society, Malone Society (1849)
"... that the first entry in the Delaware by the Key of Calmar and the Griffin, must have been before the first of May. We will not attempt to fix the ..."
5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"... by the terms of the acceptances, were made payable, the two first on the twenty-first and the last on the thirty-first of May, '1878, and were protested ..."
6. Annals of the American Revolution: Or, A Record of the Causes and Events by Jedidiah Morse (1824)
"Of the continentals, five were killed, and eight wounded. The military events of this year were inconsiderable. On the twenty-first of May, Colonel Brown ..."