one of various days celebrated in honor of the Virgin Mary.
[hol-i-dey] /ˈhɒl ɪˌdeɪ/
Billie (“Lady Day”) 1915–59, U.S. jazz singer.
(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
March 25, the feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary; one of the four quarter days in England, Wales and Ireland Also called Annunciation Day
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
noun 1. a fern, Athyrium filix-femina, having delicate, feathery fronds. noun 1. a large, graceful, but variable fern, Athyrium filix-femina, with bipinnate fronds, commonly found on damp acid soils in woods and on hillsides
[ley-dee-fing-ger] /ˈleɪ diˌfɪŋ gər/ noun 1. a small, finger-shaped sponge cake. /ˈleɪdɪˌfɪŋɡə/ noun 1. a small finger-shaped sponge cake
[ley-dee-fish] /ˈleɪ diˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) ladyfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ladyfishes. 1. a , Elops saurus, of warm seas, closely related to but smaller than the tarpon.
/ˈleɪdɪˌfaɪ/ verb -fies, -fying, -fied 1. (transitive) to make a lady of (someone)