synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of easter in English

English Online Dictionary. What means easter‎? What does easter mean?

Old English eastera, eastra. Compare norther, souther, wester.

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈiː.stə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈi.stəɹ/
  • Rhymes: -iːstə(ɹ)

easter (comparative more easter, superlative most easter)

  1. (now dialectal) Eastern. [from 8th c.]
  2. comparative form of east: more east
  • easterly
  • Easter Ross
  • wester
  • down-easter

easter (plural easters)

  1. A strong easterly wind (a wind blowing from the east).

easter (third-person singular simple present easters, present participle eastering, simple past and past participle eastered)

  1. To move toward the east.
    • 1940(?), Thomas Allen, The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin, 1660-1678:
      At 5 the wind eastered and came E. by N., that we went 2 knots [] .
  • “easter” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.
  • Eastre, Teresa, aretes, arsete, arêtes, asteer, earset, eaters, ratees, reseat, saeter, seater, staree, sæter, teares, teaser, teresa

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