[ mahr-tn-muhs ]
/ ˈmɑr tn məs /
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a church festival, November 11, in honor of St. Martin.
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Origin of Martinmas
1250–1300; Middle English Martinmasse. See Saint (Saint) Martin, Mass
Words nearby Martinmas
Martinican, Martini-Henry, Martinique, Martin IV, Martin Luther King Day, Martinmas, Martinon, Martins, Martinsburg, Martinson, Martinsville
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How to use Martinmas in a sentence
Six long weeks were taken in these preparations, and it was close on Martinmas ere all was ready for a start.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
It was the eve of Martinmas-day—Hallowtide Summer, as our country folk call it.Constance Sherwood|Lady Georgiana Fullerton
In a little while—'Ma'am,' says she to me, 'I'm no' to stop after Martinmas.'
At Martinmas (November 1st) there was feasting to welcome the beginning of winter.London|Walter Besant
He threatens to knock pew-Bibles and hymn-books oot o' me, if I again daur to 'rap' him atween this and Martinmas.
British Dictionary definitions for Martinmas
/ (ˈmɑːtɪnməs) /
the feast of St Martin on Nov 11; one of the four quarter days in Scotland
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