Definition of Half-holiday

1. Noun. A day on which half is free from work or duty.

Generic synonyms: Holiday



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Half-holiday

half-dollars
half-dozen
half-duplex
half-elf
half-equation
half-faced
half-fish
half-free morel
half-halt
half-hapten
half-hardy
half-hearted
half-heartedly
half-hitch
half-holiday (current term)
half-hour
half-hourlong
half-hourly
half-inch
half-inched
half-inches
half-inching
half-inferior
half-integer
half-integers
half-intensity
half-jacket
half-length
half-life

Literary usage of Half-holiday

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1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1896)
"The experiment of the Saturday half-holiday was tried in Newark last summer during the months of July and August, and it was a complete success. ..."

2. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1902)
"A notice of every whole holiday or half holiday must be affixed in the factory or ... A half holiday shall comprise at least one half of the period of ..."

3. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1875)
"The Saturday afternoon is now a recognised half- holiday for all factories, ... But the Saturday afternoon brings no half-holiday to shopkeepers and their ..."

4. Transactions by National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, New England Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Institution of Public Health Engineers (Great Britain) (1890)
"... derived from having the Saturday half-holiday, and being thus enabled to get out without losing their time, would be sufficient to warrant the change. ..."

5. New York Annotated Cases: Selected from the Current Decisions of the New by Wayland Everett Benjamin, James Gereau Greene, Cyrus W. Phillips (1900)
"SATURDAY half-holiday. a. Statutes. b. Sessions of Courts.. c. ... The term, half-holiday, includes the period of time from noon to midnight of each ..."

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