verb (used without object)
Origin of holiday
Synonyms for holiday
Related Words for holidayfestivity, recess, festival, feast, anniversary, vacation, break, layoff, gala, celebration, leave, fete, fiesta, liberty, jubilee
Examples from the Web for holiday
Contemporary Examples of holiday
Not long after the holiday presents are put away and the guests have gone home, another season begins.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
While traveling this holiday season, a relative and I were pulled over by a police officer.Obama Is Right on Race. The Media Is Wrong.
December 29, 2014
It was popularized as a holiday dessert in 16th-century England and also is known as Christmas pudding or plum pudding.
But asked if he would say “Merry Christmas” to someone who he knew did not celebrate the holiday, he paused for several seconds.A Field General in the War on Christmas
December 24, 2014
Judy, as depressing as she sounds in this song, just wants your holiday season to be happy.
Historical Examples of holiday
The office had been closed, owing to a death, and Palmer was in possession of a holiday.
They would have a holiday together, and then they would say good-bye.
Won't your Professor give you a holiday from—is it microbes you study?The Bacillus of Beauty
It makes a holiday in Colchis whenever such a thing happens.Tanglewood Tales
It was holiday for the horses of the Sun, and away they went.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
- a period in which a break is taken from work or studies for rest, travel, or recreationUS and Canadian word: vacation
- (as modifier)a holiday mood
Word Origin for holiday
see busman's holiday.