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  1. Easter time.
  2. the week following Easter.
  3. the 50 days between Easter and Whitsuntide.
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Origin of Eastertide

1100–50; Middle English Estertyde, late Old English Eastren tyde. See Easter, tide1
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Examples from the Web for eastertide

Historical Examples

  • Honora has but to shut her eyes to see it aflame with tulips at Eastertide.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • But the actual raid upon the hall was made at Eastertide, 1645.

  • Here she is not in the background, as at Eastertide, but she brings him to us in her arms.

  • In the meantime this heroine was preparing for the Eastertide exhibition of her school.

    Six Girls and the Tea Room

    Marion Ames Taggart

  • It is determined by Eastertide, and generally falls in April.

    The Bath Road

    Charles G. (Charles George) Harper

British Dictionary definitions for eastertide


  1. the Easter season
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