holiday

[hol-i-dey] /ˈhɒl ɪˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in commemoration of some event or in honor of some person.
2.
any day of exemption from work (distinguished from working day).
3.
a time or period of exemption from any requirement, duty, assessment, etc.:
"New businesses may be granted a one-year tax holiday."
4.
a religious feast day; holy day, especially any of several usually commemorative holy days observed in Judaism.
5.
Sometimes, holidays. Chiefly British. a period of cessation from work or one of recreation; vacation.
6.
an unintentional gap left on a plated, coated, or painted surface.
adjective
7.
of or pertaining to a festival; festive; joyous:
"a holiday mood."
8.
suitable for a holiday:
"holiday attire."
verb (used without object)
9.
Chiefly British. to vacation:
"to holiday at the seaside."
Origin
before 950; Middle English; Old English hāligdæg. See holy, day
Related forms
preholiday, adjective
Synonyms
2. vacation, break.
British Dictionary definitions for preholiday
holiday (ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ, -dɪ)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) (often plural)
 a.  US and Canadian word: vacation a period in which a break is taken from work or studies for rest, travel, or recreation
 b.  (as modifier): a holiday mood
2.  a day on which work is suspended by law or custom, such as a religious festival, bank holiday, etcRelated: ferial
 
vb
3.  chiefly (Brit) (intr) to spend a holiday
 
Related: ferial
 
[Old English hāligdæg, literally: holy day]

Holiday (ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ)
 
n
Billie. real name Eleanora Fagan; known as Lady Day. 1915--59, US jazz singer

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Word Origin and History for preholiday
holiday
O.E. haligdæg, from halig "holy" + dæg "day;" in 14c. meaning both "religious festival" and "day of recreation," but pronunciation and sense diverged 16c.
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Slang related to preholiday

holiday

noun
  1. A small area missed while painting
  2. A forgotten or neglected task (1935+ Navy)

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Tile value for preholiday

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