›[C]UK(alsoholidays[plural], USvacation)HRa time when someone does not go to work but is free to do what they want, such as travel or relax: My PA does most of my work when I'm on holiday.She had already used all her holiday entitlement.holiday paythe summer holidaysHow many days of vacation do you get a year?
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,