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Definition of whitsunday

Whitsunday Whit"sun*day, n. [White + Sunday.] 1. (Eccl.) The seventh Sunday, and the fiftieth day, after Easter; a festival of the church in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost; Pentecost; -- so called, it is said, because, in the primitive church, those who had been newly baptized appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments. 2. (Scots Law) See the Note under Term, n., 12.
Pentecost Pen"te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ? five. See Five, and cf. Pingster.] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; -- so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); -- hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks. At this festival an offering of the first fruits of the harvest was made. By the Jews it was generally regarded as commemorative of the gift of the law on the fiftieth day after the departure from Egypt. 2. A festival of the Roman Catholic and other churches in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; which occurred on the day of Pentecost; -- called also Whitsunday. --Shak.

Meaning of whitsunday from wikipedia

- the whitsunday islands is a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of queensland, australia, approximately 1,400 kilometres
- not to be confused with whitsunday coast airport. whitsunday airport (iata: wsy, icao: yshr) is an airport located near shute harbour in airlie beach,
- the shire of whitsunday was a local government area located in the north queensland region of queensland, australia. the shire, administered from the town
- whitsunday is an electoral division in the legislative ****embly of queensland, queensland, australia. it encomp****es the whitsunday islands as well as
- the whitsunday region is a local government area located in north queensland, australia. established in 2008, it was preceded by two previous local government
- proserpine airport (iata: ppp, icao: ybpn) (also known as whitsunday coast airport) is located 14 kilometres south of proserpine in queensland, australia
- whitsunday island is the largest island in the whitsunday group of islands located off the coast of central queensland, australia. whitehaven beach was
- for other uses, see whitsunday (disambiguation). whitsun (also whitsunday, whit sunday or whit) is the name used in britain and ireland, and among anglicans