Holidaying



[hol-i-dey] /ˈhɒl ɪˌdeɪ/

noun
1.
a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in commemoration of some event or in honor of some person.
2.
any day of exemption from work (distinguished from ).
3.
a time or period of exemption from any requirement, duty, assessment, etc.:
New businesses may be granted a one-year tax holiday.
4.
a religious feast day; , especially any of several usually commemorative observed in Judaism.
5.
Sometimes, holidays. Chiefly British. a period of cessation from work or one of recreation; vacation.
6.
an unintentional gap left on a plated, coated, or painted surface.
adjective
7.
of or relating to a festival; festive; joyous:
a holiday mood.
8.
suitable for a holiday:
holiday attire.
verb (used without object)
9.
Chiefly British. to vacation:
to holiday at the seaside.
/ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ; -dɪ/
noun
1.
(often pl) (mainly Brit)

2.
a day on which work is suspended by law or custom, such as a religious festival, bank holiday, etc related adjective ferial
verb
3.
(intransitive) (mainly Brit) to spend a holiday
/ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
Billie. real name Eleanora Fagan; known as Lady Day. 1915–59, US jazz singer
n.

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.

noun

see: busman’s holiday

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