[ hoh-lee-tahyd ]
/ ˈhoʊ liˌtaɪd /


a time of religious observances.


Nearby words

  1. holyoake, sir keith jacka,
  2. holyoke,
  3. holyrood,
  4. holyroodhouse,
  5. holystone,
  6. hom,
  7. hom-,
  8. homa,
  9. homage,
  10. homager

Origin of holytide

before 1100; Middle English holi tid, Old English hālig tīd. See holy, tide1

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Examples from the Web for holytide

  • The wren, to seek for which used to be the sport dedicated to the holytide, was left unpursued and unslain.

    Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott