holiday definition

  • noun:
    • just about every day free of work that one may invest at leisure, particularly each and every day on which custom or perhaps the legislation dictates a halting of general business activity to commemorate or celebrate a certain occasion.
    • A religious feast day; a holy time.
    • Chiefly British A Holiday. Usually found in the expression on vacation.
    • just about every day upon which a festival, religious event, or national party is usually observed.
    • A day declared without work because of the federal government.
    • a time period of one or more days taken off work by a worker for leisure.
    • a period of time when pupils and pupils usually do not go to their college or institution.
    • an interval removed work or study for travel.
    • A consecrated day; spiritual anniversary; each day set apart honoring some person, or in commemoration of some occasion. See holyday.
    • A-day of exemption from labor; everyday of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
    • on a daily basis fixed legally for suspension of company; a legal getaway.
    • A consecrated time; a religious anniversary; everyday set apart for commemorating some crucial event or in honor of some person.
    • an event of pleasure and gaiety.
    • every day of exemption from work, or of relaxing and enjoyment; each day or numerous days during which ordinary occupations are suspended, either by a person or by a residential district.
    • Nautical, an area negligently left uncoated in tarring or painting a ship or its appurtenances.
    • The Christmas Time season.
    • free time from work specialized in sleep or pleasure
    • a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Chiefly British To pass any occasion or vacation.
  • verb:
    • To just take a period from work or study.
    • to blow some time for travel.
    • invest or take a vacation
  • adjective:
    • Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.
    • Occurring hardly ever; adjusted for a unique celebration.
  • others:
    • Pertaining to a festival; befitting a vacation; cheerful; joyous; hence, appropriate and then a holiday; dainty; maybe not fitted for really serious action or life.
    • In order to make getaway; get pleasuring; waste time in play.

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