Definition of Guy fawkes night

1. Noun. Effigies of Guy Fawkes are burned on this night.

Exact synonyms: Bonfire Night
Generic synonyms: November 5

Definition of Guy fawkes night

1. Proper noun. (British) a celebration, on the 5th of November, to remember the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guy Fawkes Night

Guthrie test
Gutierrezia microcephala
Gutierrezia sarothrae
Gutierrezia texana
Gutzeit's test
Guugu Yimidhirr
Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes Day
Guy Fawkes Night
Guy Fawkes night
Guyana dollar
Guyon's amputation
Guyon's isthmus
Guyon's sign

Literary usage of Guy fawkes night

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1. Manners, Customs and Observances: Their Origin and Signification by Leopold Wagner (1895)
"Hampstead Heath is an appropriate locale for the bonfire carnival on Guy Fawkes' Night, inasmuch as it was there—on Parliament Hill—where the fellow ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"On Guy Fawkes night another young American, who is a registered student here, ... Guy Fawkes night is much the same in spirit and in ' noise as the American ..."

3. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1917)
"The peculiar elaboration of the celebration of guy fawkes night which it records was due to the recent utterances of Titus Gates, the murder of Godfrey, ..."

4. Transactions by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1911)
"The celebration of the anniversary of Guy Fawkes' night on Saturday by the young people of this city was not so extensive as in former years, no doubt owing ..."

5. Malamalama School's Rainbow Cookbook: Recipes from Around the World by Hawaii Malamalama School (Keaau (1993)
"... "guy fawkes night" or "Bonfire Night." People have outdoor parties and keep warm around bonfires because it is very cold in England in November. ..."

6. My Diary in America in the Midst of War by George Augustus Sala (1865)
"How sharply the police magistrates punish the boys who are bold enough to let off fireworks on Guy Fawkes night! These restrictions, I shall be told, ..."

7. "The Gospel Awakening.": Comprising the Sermons and Addresses, Prayer by Dwight Lyman Moody, L. T. Remlap (1885)
"It was a Saturday eve in November, Guy Fawkes night. The first attempt was cruelly discouraging. The students not only applauded the hymn, but the prayer, ..."

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