Yom Kippur Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “Yom Kippur” in the English Dictionary

"Yom Kippur" in British English

See all translations

Yom Kippurnoun [U]

uk   /ˌjɒm.kɪˈpʊər/  us   /ˌjɑːmˈkɪp.ɚ/ (also the Day of Atonement)
a ​Jewishholyday in ​September or ​October when nothing is ​eaten all ​day and ​people say ​prayers in the ​synagogueaskingGod to ​forgive them for things they have done ​wrong
(Definition of Yom Kippur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Yom Kippur" in American English

See all translations

Yom Kippurnoun [U]

 us   /ˌjoʊm·kɪˈpʊər, ˌjɔm-/  /jɑmˈkɪp·ər/ (also Day of Atonement)
a ​Jewishholy day in ​September or ​October
(Definition of Yom Kippur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Yom Kippur?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More