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Definition of Holiday

Holiday

  1. A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.
  2. A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
  3. A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
  4. Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.
  5. Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.

Holiday Quotations

I look my best when I'm totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.
Rosamund Pike

If you're thinking of coming to America, this is what it's like: you've got your Comfort Inn, you've got your Best Western, and you've got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude - it's not a holiday programme, it's the truth.
Jeremy Clarkson

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.
Kenneth Grahame

Holiday? Is like, what? I'm a hyperactive girl, so it may be boring for me to be on the beach doing nothing. I just need to find a place for three weeks and work but sleep in the morning, maybe write a little bit, have a glass of red wine. That's my perfect holiday.
Melanie Laurent

I don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
Mary Roach
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Holiday Translations

holiday in Dutch is snipperdag, vakantiedag, rustdag
holiday in German is Ferien, Feiertag, Erholungsurlaub
holiday in Italian is vacanze
holiday in Norwegian is ferie, fridag, helligdag
holiday in Swedish is semester, helg, ledighet, lovdag
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