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



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːsəʊvə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsoʊvər//
[uncountable, countable] Religious holidays and festivals
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the Jewish religious festival and holiday in memory of the escape of the Jews from Egypt See related entries: Religious holidays and festivals Word Originfrom pass over ‘pass without touching’, with reference to the exemption of the Israelites from the death of their firstborn in the Bible (Exodus 12).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Passover