Passion Week

  1. the week preceding Easter; Holy Week.

  2. the week before Holy Week, beginning with Passion Sunday.

Origin of Passion Week

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

Words Nearby Passion Week Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Passion Week in a sentence

  • It is Passion-week, too; and that's not a week to play the heathen.

    A Terrible Temptation | Charles Reade
  • In Passion-week pilgrims come to pray at the several "stations" along the route to the figurative Calvary at the end of the Via.

    Spanish Vistas | George Parsons Lathrop
  • And thus Passion-week tells all men in what true goodness lies.

    Westminster Sermons | Charles Kingsley
  • He who has learnt the lesson of Passion-week, and practises it; he and he only is a good man.

    Westminster Sermons | Charles Kingsley
  • Shrove-Tuesday was marked by a ball, and Passion-week by promenades and concerts.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete | Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

British Dictionary definitions for Passion Week

Passion Week

  1. the week between Passion Sunday and Palm Sunday

  2. (formerly) Holy Week; the week before Easter

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012