holiday

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holiday

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
holiday

Plural
holidays

  1. (countable) A holiday is a day when people don't go to work or school, often because there is a religious celebration.
    In North America, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year.

Verb[change]

Plain form
holiday

Third-person singular
holidays

Past tense
holidayed

Past participle
holidayed

Present participle
holidaying

  1. If you holiday, you take a period of time away from work or study.