Definition of Holidays

1. Noun. (plural of holiday) ¹



2. Noun. (qualifier plural only) The season around Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Day. ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of holiday) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Holidays

1. holiday [v] - See also: holiday

Medical Definition of Holidays

1. Days commemorating events. Holidays also include vacation periods. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Holidays

holiday camps
holiday heart syndrome
holiday home
holiday homes
holiday ownership
holiday resort
holiday season
holiday syndrome
holidayed
holidayer
holidayers
holidaying
holidaymaker
holidaymakers
holidaymaking
holidays (current term)
holie
holier
holier-than-thou
holies
holiest
holily
holin
holiness
holinesse
holinesses
holing
holing out
holing up
holings

Literary usage of Holidays

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dombey and Son. by Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne (1848)
"For it seemed that Tozer had a dreadful uncle, who not only volunteered examinations of him, in the holidays, on abstruse points, but twisted innocent ..."

2. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"But the majority spent the holidays in sports, ball playing, wrestling, boxing, ... A slave who would work during the holidays, was thought, by his master, ..."

3. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Thurs., Sat. and Bank holidays, a-6. Sundays in June, July and August. 2-6. ... Daily except Mondays, and Tuesdays after Bank holidays, but including Bank ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It will suffice to deal here with public holidays, the observance of which ... But while the influence of religion in determining such holidays has waned, ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"Spanish life is pretty well filled up with holidays. The country is under the protection of a better-filled calendar of saints than any in Christendom, ..."

6. The Massachusetts Teacher (1851)
"The following holidays and vacations shall be granted to the schools, viz. ... In addition to these holidays the Latin and English High Schools shall be ..."

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