[ US /ˈhɑɫəˌdeɪ, ˈhɑɫɪˌdeɪ/ ]
[ UK /hˈɒlɪdˌe‍ɪ/ ]
  1. a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
    it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover
    no mail is delivered on federal holidays
  2. leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
    we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico
    we get two weeks of vacation every summer
  1. spend or take a vacation
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How To Use holiday In A Sentence

  • As the holiday movie season winds down, we thought we'd preview the films of 2003 to see which ones stand out and which should stand down.
  • I've been overdoing things a bit recently. I really need a holiday.
  • Some retailers, including Sears, have already held some "door-buster" early-morning sales, which makes Black Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving that's looked upon as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season -- a little "grayer," he said. Boulder Daily Camera Most Viewed
  • A couple have told how they are lucky to be alive after a horse pulling their carriage ran amok and started a stampede during a holiday pleasure trip.
  • The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the longest history. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first.
  • Have you made the reservations for our holiday yet?
  • My garden had become a veritable jungle by the time I came back from holiday.
  • The Christmas penny jar will buy more food and drink than we could possibly consume over the holiday and there aren't any goodies I truly fancy finding in my stocking.
  • Digital photography and fewer people taking holidays appear to be the main culprits there.
  • If you're keeping it traditional and not using Halloween as a three day extended party, you can get down on the actual holiday with the Latin funk of Pimps of Joytime and Nayas at Rock and Roll Hotel. Nightlife agenda
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