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Definitions and Synonyms of holiday | Another word for holiday | What is holiday?

Definition 1: leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure - [noun denoting time]

Samples where holiday or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we get two weeks of vacation every summer
  • we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico

Synonyms for holiday in the sense of this definition

(holiday is a kind of ...) time available for ease and relaxation

"his job left him little leisure"

(... is a kind of holiday ) a short vacation about halfway through a school term

"he came to visit at half-term"

(... is a kind of holiday ) informal term for vacation

(... is a kind of holiday ) a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering

(... is a kind of holiday ) a holiday taken by a newly married couple

(... is a kind of holiday ) a vacation from work by an employee with pay granted

Definition 2: a day on which work is suspended by law or custom - [noun denoting time]

Samples where holiday or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • no mail is delivered on federal holidays
  • it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover

(holiday is a kind of ...) a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance

"Mother's Day"

(... is a kind of holiday ) a day on which half is free from work or duty

(... is a kind of holiday ) a day designated for feasting

(... is a kind of holiday ) a day specified for religious observance

(... is a kind of holiday ) the day before Christmas

(... is a kind of holiday ) authorized by law and limiting work or official business

(... is a kind of holiday ) the Sunday nearest to November 11 when those who died in World War I and World War II are commemorated

(... is a kind of holiday ) Hindu lunar holiday (on the 9th day of Caitra) to celebrate the birth of Rama

(... is a kind of holiday ) Hindu solar holiday at the beginning of the new astrological year when the sun enters the constellation Aries

Definition 3: spend or take a vacation - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for holiday in the sense of this definition

(holiday is a kind of ...) use up a period of time in a specific way

"how are you spending your summer vacation?"

(... is a kind of holiday ) spend a holiday after one's marriage

"they plan to honeymoon in Hawai'i"

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