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Holiday - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Holiday' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Holiday [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.
- Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.
2 . Holiday [ n.]
- A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.
- A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
- A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.

Meaning of 'Holiday' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . holiday [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
Example in sentence:
  • it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover;
  • no mail is delivered on federal holidays
Meaning (2):
- leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
Example in sentence:
  • we get two weeks of vacation every summer;
  • we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico