• WordNet 3.6
    • n Passover (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Passover (Jewish Antiq) A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the sparing of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the firstborn of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites which were marked with the blood of a lamb.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Passover An annual feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the escape of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the first-born of the Egyptians, “passed over” the houses of the Israelites, which were marked with the blood of the paschal lamb. It was celebrated on the evening of the 14th day of Abib or Nisan, the first month of the sacred year. The name is also used, by extension, to include the seven days that followed (from the 15th to the 21st of Nisan), during which the Israelites were permitted to eat only unleavened bread; and hence the Passover is also known as the “feast of unleavened bread.” Every householder with his family ate on the first evening a lamb killed by the priest (Ex. xii.), which was served up without breaking the bones.
    • n Passover [lowercase] The sacrifice offered at the feast of the Passover; also, the paschal lamb.
    • n Passover [lowercase] That which is passed over.
    • Passover Of or pertaining to the Passover: as, Passover cake or bread (the cake of unleavened bread eaten at the Passover).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Passover pas′ō-vėr annual feast of the Jews, to commemorate the destroying angel passing over the houses of the Israelites when he slew the first-born of the Egyptians
    • adj Passover pertaining to the Passover
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pass, + over,. See Pasch


In literature:

They will end on the eve of the festival of the Passover.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
On that same morning He had sent His disciples into the city to make preparation for the keeping of the Passover Supper.
"Memories of Bethany" by John Ross Macduff
I turn round to look at the enchanted princess who is completely merged into the beautiful Passover evening.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
The Passover consecrated a nation.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
They remained in Capernaum "not many days," because the Passover was at hand.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
And the first aspect in which the feast of passover presents itself is that of a national commemoration.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
"The Christian Use of the Psalter" by A. R. Whitham
The Passover was to be to the Jews the beginning of months.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
And not from Balta, but from Yehupetz, and not at Passover, but in summer-time.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
The great event of my service in Le Mans was our Passover celebration on April 14th, 15th and 16th, 1919.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger

In poetry:

Jesus our passover was slain,
And has at once procured
Freedom from Satan's heavy chain,
And God's avenging sword.
"Hymn 155" by Isaac Watts
Here the King hath spread His table,
Whereon eyes of faith are able
Christ our Passover to trace:
Shadows of the law are going,
Light and life and truth inflowing,
Night to day is giving place.
"Zion, To Thy Savior Singing" by Thomas Aquinas

In news:

Monticello Raceway will celebrate the Passover holiday Thursday afternoon with the Passover Trot, featuring drivers of Jewish descent.
We've got a great idea for a low-maintenance Passover dessert.
I was disappointed by the attitude expressed in " Passover at Hotels Is Liberating Jewish Mothers" (news article, April 27).
Revere's Jewish residents will also visit their respective synagogues and celebrate the onset of Passover on Friday evening.
Other fun links on David's Campmusings website include "A Google Passover " and " Passover Seder Symbols Song".
And have a happy and blessed Passover .
Bring your family and friends together to celebrate the season: Find recipes, menus, party decorating ideas and Step by Step videos to help you throw a fantastic Easter or Passover (or, just springtime) feast.
Kosher Pet Food for Passover , for Presumably Jewish Pets.
Georgina Bloomberg's Stalker Remembered to Wish Her Father a Happy Passover .
Unlike the other big spring holiday in the US, Easter, Passover isn't really known for its sugary delights.
Posts Tagged ' Passover .
News stories tagged with " passover ".
Music to celebrate Passover , friendships at SLU.
Blessings & Beats: Passover Hip-Hop Style.
Tomorrow night my family will gather around the many tables at my cousin James' house for Passover Seder.