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Definition of Ash wednesday

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(Christianity) first day of Lent (40 day period leading up to Easter)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The first day of Lent; -- so called from a custom in the Roman Catholic church of putting ashes, on that day, upon the foreheads of penitents.

  
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ash wednesday
\ash` wednes"day\ (ăsh` w&ebreve;nz"d&asl;). the first day of lent; -- so called from a custom in the roman catholic church of putting ashes, on that day, upon the foreheads of penitents.
ash wednesday
n : the 7th wednesday before easter; the first day of lent; the day following mardi gras (`fat tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance [syn: ash wednesday]



Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance
(hypernym) Christian holy day
(part-holonym) Lent, Lententide
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Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the 6 Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as early as 4 February or as late as 10 March. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics.

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