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holiday

noun
 
/ˈhɒlədeɪ/
A1 UK ( US vacation) a time when you do not have to go to work or school: the school holidays
A1 UK ( US vacation) a long visit to a place away from where you live, for pleasure: a skiing holiday Are you going on holiday this year?
a day for celebrating or remembering a special event, especially one on which many people are allowed not to go to work or school: the Fourth of July holiday There are several holidays to celebrate in December.
(Definition of holiday from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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