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Definitions of halloween

  1. the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people
  2. The evening before All- Hallows or All- Saints'- Day.
  3. The evening of Oct. 31, as the vigil of All Saints' day.
  4. The eve of All- Hallows.
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Usage examples for halloween

  1. Thomas John was beset with requests- that he would leave a lock of his hair in case he should not return, that he would mention the name of the pawn- broker from whom he got his clothes, that he would bring home a bouquet of wild flowers for Bulldog, that he would secure a supply of turnips to make lanterns for Halloween, that he would be kind to Mr. Byles and see that he took a rest in his net, that he would be careful to gather up any " h's" Mr. Byles might drop on the road, and that he should not use bad language under any circumstances. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  2. There are many other customs connected with Halloween, some of them mysterious and uncanny, which you will learn by and bye. – Holidays & Happy-Days by Hamish Hendry
  3. I was monstrous, a Halloween harpy. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  4. Jamie had often watched the little figures from a distance, and listened to the charming music, wondering what the inside of the castle was like; but one Halloween he got up, and took his cap, saying to his mother, " I'm awa to the castle to seek my fortune." – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  5. How wonderfully our Halloween party was turning out! – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
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