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[hwit-suh n-tahyd, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt sənˌtaɪd, ˈwɪt-/
the week beginning with Whitsunday, especially the first three days of this week.
Also called Whit Week.
Origin of Whitsuntide
First recorded in 1175-1225, Whitsuntide is from the Middle English word whitsone(n)tide. See Whitsun, tide1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We're all going to Caversham, just for Whitsuntide, and we particularly want you to come.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • It was Whitsuntide, a time of fear to the cultivated Londoner.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • In Russia the custom of decking the houses with branches at Whitsuntide is universal.

    The Sacred Tree J. H. Philpot
  • And I shall stay till after Whitsuntide unless I am turned out.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • In the olden time, at Whitsuntide, this diversion was extremely popular.

    England in the Days of Old William Andrews
  • Austin had come down for Whitsuntide, and a lady was staying in the house.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • But tell me, how did you get on at Whitsuntide, when the officers paid you their respects again?

    Old Fritz and the New Era Louise Muhlbach
  • Command her to come to Court for this Whitsuntide, there is a chamber at her service.

    Penshurst Castle Emma Marshall
  • Such is the jocund wake of Whitsuntide, When happy Superstition, gabbling eld!

  • I have had a Whitsuntide of visits, beginning with the Deanery of Hereford.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for Whitsuntide


the week that begins with Whit Sunday, esp the first three days
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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