Definition of Independence day

1. Noun. A legal holiday in the United States.

Exact synonyms: Fourth Of July, July 4
Generic synonyms: Legal Holiday, National Holiday, Public Holiday
Group relationships: July

Definition of Independence day

1. Noun. An annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood. ¹

2. Proper noun. A holiday celebrated in the United States commemorating the country's independence from England, celebrated each year on the 4th of July. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Independence Day

Inauguration Day
Incredible Hulk
Ind Est
Independence Day
Independence Hall
Independent Olympic Participants
Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Independent State of Samoa
India-rubber fig
India-rubber plant
India-rubber tree
India ink
India ink capsule stain
India pale ale

Literary usage of Independence day

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1. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"independence day SQUEAK the fife, and beat the drum, independence day is come! ... Thus we dance, and thus we play, On glorious independence day. ..."

2. Holy-days and Holidays: A Treasury of Historical Material, Sermons in Full by Edward Mark Deems (1906)
"independence day—the Fourth of July—is observed in each and every state of the ... independence day celebrates the signing, on the Fourth of July, 1776, ..."

3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"Even the toasts to which the revellers drank on independence day show no widespread animosity toward Adams and Clay. Many events have made that particular ..."

4. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"independence day; first Monday of September, Labor Day; October 12, Columbus Day; ... independence day ; 1st Monday In September, Labor Day ; Election Day ..."

5. Greeks in America: An Account of Their Coming, Progress, Customs, Living by Thomas Burgess (1913)
"independence day The greatest day of all the year is the Greek independence day, March 25th (Eastern calendar)—April 7th (Western calendar),1 commemorating ..."

6. My Diary North and South by William Howard Russell (1863)
"... Independence" day—Meeting of Congress—General state of affairs. July 3rd.—Up early, breakfasted at five am, and left my hospitable host's roof, ..."

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