Origin of Lady Day
Definition for lady day (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for lady day
The averages are struck from 659 the highest and lowest prices calculated at Lady-day and Michaelmas.
Meadows continued in the same tone, "And I must make shift with the one you vacate on Lady-day."It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
Lady-day had come, and the notice, necessarily to be given at that period, was so given.The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
Lady-day was now approaching, and with it the time when Barton was to go out of office.Christmas Stories|Edward Berens
I wish you a merry New Year; this is the first day of the year, you know, with us, and 'tis Lady-day.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for lady day (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for lady day (2 of 3)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for lady day (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for lady day
1500s, earlier haliday (c.1200), from Old English haligdæg "holy day; Sabbath," from halig "holy" (see holy) + dæg "day" (see day); in 14c. meaning both "religious festival" and "day of recreation," but pronunciation and sense diverged 16c. As a verb meaning "to pass the holidays" by 1869.
Idioms and Phrases with lady day
see busman's holiday.