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1. public-service_corporation

noun. a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.

Synonyms

  • phone company
  • gas service
  • phone service
  • water company
  • public utility
  • light company
  • bus company
  • service
  • utility
  • waterworks
  • electric company
  • power company
  • power service
  • bus service
  • telephone company
  • telco
  • telephone service
  • gas company

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • inactivity
  • impracticality
  • impracticability

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Words that Rhyme with Public Holiday

  • holliday

2. public-relations_campaign

noun. an advertising campaign intended to improve public relations.

Synonyms

  • advertising campaign
  • ad blitz

3. public-spirited

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪkˈspɪrɪtəd'] showing unselfish interest in the public welfare.

Antonyms

  • egoistic

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. public

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole.

Synonyms

  • state-supported
  • in the public eye
  • open
  • exoteric
  • national
  • unexclusive
  • overt
  • semipublic

Antonyms

  • private
  • esoteric
  • unfree
  • classified

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

8. public

noun. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] people in general considered as a whole.

Synonyms

  • people
  • admass
  • world
  • populace

Antonyms

  • bar
  • seal
  • close
  • bolt

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

9. public

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] affecting the people or community as a whole.

Antonyms

  • restricted

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

10. public

noun. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] a body of people sharing some common interest.

Antonyms

  • cork

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

Example sentences of the word public-holiday


1. Noun Phrase
These include the school calendar and public holidays as well as British peculiarities known as half-term, the social season, Monday bank holidays and Boxing Day.

2. Noun Phrase
May 8 is Victory Day (known as Fete de la Victoire or Jour de la Liberation), a public holiday to celebrate the end of World War II.

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