Definition of Whitsunday

1. Noun. Seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland.

Exact synonyms: Pentecost
Generic synonyms: Quarter Day
Group relationships: Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek
Derivative terms: Pentecostal



Definition of Whitsunday

1. n. The seventh Sunday, and the fiftieth day, after Easter; a festival of the church in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost; Pentecost; -- so called, it is said, because, in the primitive church, those who had been newly baptized appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments.

2. n. The seventh Sunday, and the fiftieth day, after Easter; a festival of the church in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost; Pentecost; -- so called, it is said, because, in the primitive church, those who had been newly baptized appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments.

Definition of Whitsunday

1. Noun. The Sunday of the feast of Pentecost, seven weeks after Easter, when traditionally many Christians would be baptised, wearing white clothes ¹

2. Noun. (Scotland) A quarter day, falling on 15th May ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Whitsunday

1. 1. The seventh Sunday, and the fiftieth day, after Easter; a festival of the church in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost; Pentecost; so called, it is said, because, in the primitive church, those who had been newly baptized appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments. 2. See the Note under Term. Origin: White + Sunday. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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