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1. holiday

noun. ['ˈhɑːləˌdeɪ, ˈhɑːlɪˌdeɪ'] leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure.

Synonyms

  • field day
  • honeymoon
  • vacation
  • leisure
  • picnic
  • outing
  • vac
  • leisure time
  • half-term

Antonyms

  • night
  • time off
  • work time
  • keep down

Etymology

  • day (English)
  • day (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holy (English)
  • holi (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Holiday

  • holliday

Example sentences of the word holiday


1. Noun, singular or mass
Christmas is a holiday that is full of traditions, though some are less well-known than others.

2. Adjective
Living trees can also be used for several holiday seasons before you must purchase a new one.

Quotes containing the word holiday


1. I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
- Marcus Samuelsson

2. When I go on holiday and people ask me what I do, I tell them I do some internet stuff and I've done a couple of books and I hope they just leave it at that.
- Karl Pilkington

3. CALVIN:This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn't make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery?If the guy exists why doesn't he ever show himself and prove it?And if he doesn't exist what's the meaning of all this?HOBBES:I dunno. Isn't this a religious holiday? CALVIN:Yeah, but actually, I've got the same questions about God.
- Bill Watterson

2. half-holiday

noun. a day on which half is free from work or duty.

3. holiday

noun. ['ˈhɑːləˌdeɪ, ˈhɑːlɪˌdeɪ'] a day on which work is suspended by law or custom.

Synonyms

  • religious holiday
  • fete day
  • Ramanavami
  • holy day
  • Poppy Day
  • feast day
  • Remembrance Day
  • half-holiday
  • Mesasamkranti
  • Christmas Eve
  • national holiday
  • legal holiday
  • Remembrance Sunday
  • day
  • Dec 24

Antonyms

  • dematerialise
  • stay in place
  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • day (English)
  • day (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holy (English)
  • holi (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. holiday

verb. ['ˈhɑːləˌdeɪ, ˈhɑːlɪˌdeɪ'] spend or take a vacation.

Synonyms

  • vacation
  • spend
  • honeymoon

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • decertify

Etymology

  • day (English)
  • day (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holy (English)
  • holi (Middle English (1100-1500))
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