Definition of Eid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also Id) noun
BrE BrE//iːd//
; NAmE NAmE//iːd//
Religious holidays and festivals
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one of the two main Muslim festivals, either Eid ul-Fitr /iːd ʊl fɪtrə/ at the end of Ramadan, or Eid ul-Adha /iːd ʊl ɑːdə/ which celebrates the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca and Abraham’s sacrifice of a sheep See related entries: Religious holidays and festivals Word Originfrom Arabic ‘īd ‘feast’, from Aramaic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Eid