Definition of All Hallows in English:

All Hallows

noun

  • another term for All Saints' Day
    • ‘As we have arrived at the first day of the month that concludes with All Hallows Eve and Reformation Day, I was wondering how people here mark the last day of October.’
    • ‘Two vampire bats were hanging up side down at 2am on the morning on All Hallows' Eve awaiting the most ghostly day of the year.’
    • ‘Berat Kandili is a nighttime holiday similar to All Hallows' Eve in Christianity.’
    • ‘Once again, it is time for All Hallows Eve: pumpkins are turning up on doorsteps, and small children are dressing like ghouls and pop stars.’
    • ‘The escort arrived for the All Hallows Eve Festival.’
    • ‘Her mother always attended the annual All Hallows Eve festivity, and was never found the whole weekend until she returned Monday, cursed with a horrible hangover and God knows what else.’
    • ‘Like All Hallows Eve, Twelfth Night was a night of revels, performances, masking, costumes, and misrule.’
    • ‘I first got a clue that there was more to All Hallows Eve when my family took a holiday in Scotland one October half term when I was ten.’
    • ‘Yesterday was All Hallows Eve, making today All Hallows Day, but this is not the same as Halloween.’
    • ‘Blame it on the mischievous spirits of All Hallows Eve.’
    • ‘In honor of All Hallows' Eve, I would like to bring you a ghost story.’
    • ‘They were dreams of the night that he had formally revealed himself to her or the night that they had danced together on All Hallows Eve.’
    • ‘Since then all that had changed was the number of days, which had become a slow countdown to All Hallows Eve.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, just giving the date a ‘holy’ name like All Hallows' Eve or All Saints' Eve cannot change its grisly character.’
    • ‘The bad news is that this All Hallows' Eve is likely to have more than the usual share of actual fear.’
    • ‘With the spread of Christianity, the Roman Catholic church would make November 1 a church holiday to honour all saints, which became All Saints Day or Hallowmas or All Hallows.’
    • ‘Later when Christians took on the festival they concealed it in the guise of All Saints day (or All Hallows Eve), when the all Christian saints were remembered.’

Pronunciation

All Hallows

/ˈhaləʊz/