public holiday - Definition in the Essential British English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “public holiday”

See all translations

public holiday

noun
 
/ˌpʌblɪk ˈhɒlɪdeɪ/
a day when most people in a particular country do not have to go to work or school: New Year’s Day is a public holiday in many countries.
Translations of “public holiday”
in Korean 공휴일…
in Arabic أجازة عامة…
in Portuguese feriado bancário…
in Catalan dia festiu…
in Japanese 祝祭日…
in Italian festa civile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公共假日…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公众假日…
(Definition of public holiday from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “public holiday” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More