Meaning of "holiday" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /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)