Halloween[hal′ə wēn′, häl′-]
Children celebrating Halloween.
- The definition of Halloween is a holiday celebrated in the U.S., Canada and the British Isles on October 31st where people dress in costumes and children go door to door asking for candy.
An example of Halloween is when children dress as ghosts and witches and go to neighbor's doors saying "Trick or treat!"
Origin of Halloweencontr. ; from all hallow even (see Allhallows); hallow ; from Old English halga, definite form of halig (see holy) in sense “holy person, hence saint”
Origin of HalloweenShort for All Hallow Even : Allhallow(mas) + even2.
A shortening of All-Hallow-even, All Hallows’ Eve (the name of the evening before All Saints Day).