What does the word easter mean?

Usage examples for easter

  1. Since Easter he had cursed three times. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. Once when he had lost a wager to her he brought her a diamond necklace in an Easter egg. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  3. His arguments prevailed; and he records with satisfaction that on Easter Day that year his friend, for the first time since the Revolution, received the Communion at his hands. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton