HyperDic: holiday

English > 3 senses of the word holiday:
NOUNtimeholiday, vacationleisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
timeholidaya day on which work is suspended by law or custom
VERBstativeholiday, vacationspend or take a vacation
holiday > pronunciation
Soundshhaa'lahdey.; hhaa'lihdey.
Rhymesbirthday ... yesterday: 26 rhymes with dey...
English > holiday: 3 senses > noun 1, time
Meaningleisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure.
Example "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"
Synonymvacation
Narrowerfield day, outing, picnicA day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
half-termA short vacation about halfway through a school term
honeymoonA holiday taken by a newly married couple
paid vacationA vacation from work by an employee with pay granted
vac, vacayinformal term for vacation
Broaderleisure, leisure timeTime available for ease and relaxation
Spanishvacaciones, vacación
Catalanvacances
Verbsholidayspend or take a vacation
English > holiday: 3 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA day on which work is suspended by law or custom.
Examples
  • "no mail is delivered on federal holidays"
  • "it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"
NarrowerChristmas Eve, Dec 24The day before Christmas
MesasamkrantiHindu solar holiday at the beginning of the new astrological year when the sun enters the constellation Aries
RamanavamiHindu lunar holiday (on the 9th day of Caitra) to celebrate the birth of Rama
Remembrance Day, Remembrance Sunday, Poppy DayThe Sunday nearest to November 11 when those who died in World War I and World War II are commemorated
feast day, fete dayA day designated for feasting
half-holidayA day on which half is free from work or duty
legal holiday, national holiday, public holidayauthorized by law and limiting work or official business
religious holiday, holy dayA day specified for religious observance
BroaderdayA day assigned to a particular purpose or observance
Spanishdía de fiesta, día festivo, festividad, fiesta, vacaciones
Catalandia de festa, dia festiu
English > holiday: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningspend or take a vacation.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymvacation
Narrowerhoneymoonspend a holiday after one's marriage
Broaderspend, passPass time in a specific way
Spanishpasar las vacaciones, vacacionar, veranear
Catalanestiuejar, fer vacances
Nounsholidayleisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

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