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 holiday holiday

noun

  • ( ) leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure  ( holiday, vacation )
    leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
     we get two weeks of vacation every summer
    we get two weeks of vacation every summer
     we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico
    we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico
  • ( ) a day on which work is suspended by law or custom  ( holiday )
    a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
     no mail is delivered on federal holidays
    no mail is delivered on federal holidays
     it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover
    it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover
  • verb

  • spend or take a vacation  ( holiday, vacation )
    spend or take a vacation


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