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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A day on which most people do not have to work, often one set aside by law.

Usage examples (38)
  • A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass.
  • It's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover
  • We took a short holiday in Puerto Rico
  • 'Tis the season shop until your brains melt (or skip it all entirely, depending on your interpretation of the term holiday). for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "holy day" (an important religious commemoration) is a "holiday" (a day off from work or school to celebrate or vacation.).
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