[hol-i-dey] /ˈhɒl ɪˌdeɪ/
a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in commemoration of some event or in honor of some person.
any day of exemption from work (distinguished from ).
a time or period of exemption from any requirement, duty, assessment, etc.:
New businesses may be granted a one-year tax holiday.
a religious feast day; , especially any of several usually commemorative observed in Judaism.
Sometimes, holidays. Chiefly British. a period of cessation from work or one of recreation; vacation.
an unintentional gap left on a plated, coated, or painted surface.
of or relating to a festival; festive; joyous:
a holiday mood.
suitable for a holiday:
verb (used without object)
Chiefly British. to vacation:
to holiday at the seaside.
(often pl) (mainly Brit)
a day on which work is suspended by law or custom, such as a religious festival, bank holiday, etc related adjective ferial
(intransitive) (mainly Brit) to spend a holiday
Billie. real name Eleanora Fagan; known as Lady Day. 1915–59, US jazz singer
1500s, earlier haliday (c.1200), from Old English haligdæg “holy day; Sabbath,” from halig “holy” (see holy) + dæg “day” (see day); in 14c. meaning both “religious festival” and “day of recreation,” but pronunciation and sense diverged 16c. As a verb meaning “to pass the holidays” by 1869.
see: busman’s holiday
[hol-i-dey-mey-ker] /ˈhɒl ɪ deɪˌmeɪ kər/ noun, British. 1. .
- Holiday season
noun the period of time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s the encompasses several celebrations
[hol-i-dey-mey-ker] /ˈhɒl ɪ deɪˌmeɪ kər/ noun, British. 1. . noun 1. (Brit) a person who goes on holiday US and Canadian equivalents vacationer, vacationist
[hoh-lee-er-th uh n-th ou] /ˈhoʊ li ər ðənˈðaʊ/ adjective 1. obnoxiously pious; sanctimonious; self-righteous. noun 2. a person who is obnoxiously pious or self-righteous. as an adjectival phrase in reference to supercilious sanctimony attested by 1888, American English. The text is in Isaiah lxv:5. modifier Condescending; thinking one is superior to others: holier-than-thou attitude gains […]