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)
- (now dialectal) Eastern. [from 8th c.]
- comparative form of east: more east
- Easter Ross
easter (plural easters)
- 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)
- 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