What does Halloween mean?

Definitions for Halloween
ˌhæl əˈwin, -oʊˈin, ˌhɒl-Hal·loween

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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

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.

    Etymology: 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.

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How to pronounce Halloween?

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How to say Halloween in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Halloween in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Halloween in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Halloween in a Sentence

  1. Regina Hansen:

    Halloween is pretty much a North American holiday, as we celebrate it now, there are countries that have All Saints' celebrations or Day of the Dead or All Souls Day type of celebrations that are not Halloween.

  2. Sheriff Long:

    Deputies will have candy in their patrol vehicles and will interact with the children until the neighborhood is clear of trick-or-treaters to ensure the safety of our children on Halloween night.

  3. Megyn Kelly:

    And I don't know, I felt like who doesn't love Diana Ross ? she wants to look like Diana Ross for one day. I don't know how, like, that got racist on Halloween.

  4. Carreys Biden:

    Greetings, America. It's a spooky time, filled with demons and darkness. Also, it's Halloween, for some Baldwins Trump voters, it's the only day they'll wear a mask.

  5. Cara Meglio:

    Pets are 32 % more likely to experience food poisoning during Halloween week.

Images & Illustrations of Halloween

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  • Sandy Thomas
    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. 
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