fast day

fast day
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst dey]
    • /fæst, fɑst deɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fast, fahst dey]
    • /fæst, fɑst deɪ/

Definitions of fast day words

  • noun fast day a day on which fasting is observed, especially such a day appointed by some ecclesiastical or civil authority. 1
  • noun fast day a religious holy day, etc. observed by fasting 0

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Origin of fast day

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50

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Parts of speech for Fast day


fast day popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fast day usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fast day

noun fast day

  • holidayBillie ("Lady Day") 1915–59, U.S. jazz singer.
  • holytide — a time of religious observances.
  • saint's day — a day of celebration commemorating a particular saint.

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