Complete Definition of "holiday"

English
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Etymology
holy + day

Noun
en-noun

  1. A day on which a festival, religious event, or national celebration is traditionally observed.
  2. A day declared free from work by the government.
  3. A period of one or more days taken off work by an employee for leisure.
  4. UK A period taken off work or study for travel.
  5. An unintentional gap left on a plated, coated, or painted surface.<ref>Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/holiday (accessed: June 26, 2007).</ref>

Synonyms
(day on which a festival, etc, is traditionally observed): feast day (celebratory religious event)
(day declared free from work by the government): Bank Holiday italbrac|UK, national holiday
(period of one or more days taken off work by an employee for leisure): leave, time off
(period taken off work or study for travel): vacation italbrac|US

Derived terms
Bank Holiday
go on holiday
high days and holidays
holiday-maker, holidaymaker
holidayer
public holiday
summer holiday

Translations
trans-top|day on which a festival, etc, is traditionally observed
Bangla: chuti
Czech: t-|cs|svátek|m
Finnish: juhlapäivä, pyhäpäivä
German: t|de|Feiertag|m
Hindi: chutti
Japanese: ç¥­æ¥ (saijitsu)
Korean: ì¶ì ì¼ (chukjeil)
Kurdish: t+|ku|جÙâÚÙ|sc=KUchar
Maltese: jum il-festa
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Russian: t+|ru|пÑаздник|m|trprázdnik|scCyrl
Serbian: praznik m, sveÄanik m, svetkovina f
Spanish: festividad f, fiesta#Spanish|fiesta f
Swedish: högtid
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trans-top|day declared free from work by the government
Czech: t-|cs|svátek|m
Finnish: yleinen vapaapäivä
German: t|de|gesetzlicher Feiertag|m
Japanese: ä¼æ¥ (kyÅ«jitsu)
Korean: í´ì¼ (hyuil)
Maltese: btala, franka
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Russian: t+|ru|пÑаздник|m|trprázdnik|scCyrl
Serbian: praznik m
Spanish: día feriado m
Swedish: helgdag
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trans-top|period of one or more days taken off work by an employee for leisure
Finnish: t+|fi|loma, t+|fi|lomapäivä, t-|fi|vapaapäivä
French: t+|fr|congé|m
German: t+|de|Urlaub|m
Italian: t-|it|vacanza|f
Japanese: ä¼æ (kyÅ«ka)
Korean: í´ê° (hyuga)
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Maltese: vaganza
Russian: t+|ru|оÑгÑл|m|trotgúl|scCyrl
Serbian: odmor m
Spanish: t-|es|vacación|f
Swedish: ledighet
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trans-top|period taken off work or study for travel
Finnish: loma, lomapäivä, vapaapäivä
French: t+|fr|vacance|f
German: t+|de|Urlaub|m, Pl. t+|de|Ferien
Italian: t-|it|vacanza|f
trans-mid
Maltese: vaganza, btala
Russian: оÑпÑÑк (ótpusk) m, каникÑÐ»Ñ (kaníkuly) p of students or parliament
Serbian: odmor m, raspust m of students
Swedish: t+|sv|semester
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trans-top|unintentional gap
Finnish: t+|fi|aukko
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Chinese: åæ¥
ttbc|Czech: prázdniny f p
ttbc|Maltese: vaganza, btala
ttbc|Sanskrit: विरामदिन (virÄmadin)
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To take a period of time away from work or study.
  2. UK To spend a period of time for travel.

trans-top|to take a period of time away from work or study
Finnish: lomailla
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trans-top|to spend a period of time for travel
Finnish: matkustella
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