[ ee-ster-tahyd ]

  1. Easter time.

  2. the week following Easter.

  1. the 50 days between Easter and Whitsuntide.

Origin of Eastertide

1100–50; Middle English Estertyde,late Old English Eastren tyde.See Easter, tide1

Words Nearby Eastertide

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How to use Eastertide in a sentence

  • But now I have lately received your long loving letter of last Eastertide, partly written in bed.

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  • The scene portrayed was a procession of early Christians entering an Eastern city at Eastertide.

  • It was a pleasant time, that summer term, and life moved on very equably for Michael, notwithstanding his Eastertide heartbreak.

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  • In England this happiness is expressed in a practical manner by many marriages at Eastertide.

  • The legend that established the hare as a symbol of the Eastertide is not generally known.

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British Dictionary definitions for Eastertide


/ (ˈiːstəˌtaɪd) /

  1. the Easter season

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