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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hal•low•eenˌhæl əˈwin, -oʊˈin, ˌhɒl-(n.)

or Hal•low•e'en

  1. the evening of Oct. 31; the eve of All Saints' Day: observed esp. by children, who dress in costume and play trick or treat.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Halloween:

1550–60; (All )hallow (s ) +e (v )en2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Halloween, Hallowe'en, Allhallows Eve(noun)

    the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. Halloween(noun)ˌhæl əˈwin, -oʊˈin, ˌhɒl-

    the 31st of October when people, especially children, celebrate by wearing costumes and getting candy

Wiktionary

  1. Halloween(Noun)

    The eve of All Hallows' Day; 31st October; celebrated (mostly in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States and Ireland) by children going door-to-door in costume and demanding candy with menaces.

  2. Origin: A shortening of Allhallow-even (Eve of All Saints).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Halloween(noun)

    the evening preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day

Freebase

  1. Halloween

    Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas. According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianised feast originally influenced by western European harvest festivals, and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.


Translations for Halloween

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Halloween(noun)

a Christian festival on 31 Oct., when children dress up and play ``trick or treat!''

  • AllerheiligeaandAfrikaans
  • عيد جَميع القِدّيسينArabic
  • Вси СветииBulgarian
  • halloweenPortuguese (BR)
  • HalloweenCzech
  • der HalloweenGerman
  • allehelgensaftenDanish
  • γιορτή των Αγίων ΠάντωνGreek
  • víspera de Todos los SantosSpanish
  • kõikide pühakute päeva eelõhtuEstonian
  • جشن هالووینFarsi
  • pyhäinpäivän aattoFinnish
  • HalloweenFrench
  • לֵיל כָּל הַקדוֹשִׁיםHebrew
  • 31अक्टूबर को मनाया जाने वाला ईसाई त्योहार जबकि बच्चे तरह-तरह के कपड़े पहनकर“ट्रिक एंड ट्रीट” खेलते हैंHindi
  • predvecerje Svih svetih; Noc vješticaCroatian
  • mindenszentek előestéjeHungarian
  • malam menjelang perayaan 1 NovemberIndonesian
  • HalloweenItalian
  • お菓子ちょうだいJapanese
  • 만성절(萬聖節) 전야의 축제, 핼로윈Korean
  • Visų šventųjų šventės išvakarėsLithuanian
  • Visu svēto dienas priekšvakarsLatvian
  • halloweenMalay
  • avond vóór AllerheiligenDutch
  • جشن هالووینPersian
  • (عيسوى ) ښه شپه، داولياوْشپه ( داكتوبر ٣١ نيټى شپهPashto
  • канун Дня всех святыхRussian
  • HalloweenSlovak
  • Noć vešticaSerbian
  • motsv dagen före allhelgonadagenSwedish
  • ตอนเย็นหรือคืนวันที่ 31 ตุลาคม; วันปล่อยผีThai
  • Azizler günü arefesi (31 Ekim), hortlak gecesiTurkish
  • 萬聖節Chinese (Trad.)
  • ХелоуінUkrainian
  • آل سینٹس ڈے کا پہلا دنUrdu
  • đêm trước ngày lễ các ThánhVietnamese
  • 万圣节Chinese (Simp.)

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