Meaning of Halloween

Hal•low•een

Pronunciation: (hal"u-wēn', -ō-ēn', hol"-), [key]
— n.
  1. the evening of October 31; the eve of All Saints' Day; Allhallows Eve: observed esp. by children in costumes who solicit treats, often by threatening minor pranks.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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