Meaning of “holiday” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈhɒlədeɪ/
Extra Examples
I'm substituting for her while she's on holiday.He had a fortnight's holiday from work.My holidays seem a long way off.We were packed off to our grandparents' for the summer holidays.In addition to teaching, she works as a nurse in the holidays.
NO WORK [ C, U ] UK US vacation

A1 a time when you do not have to go to work or school:

My aunt looks after us during the school holidays.
VISIT [ C, U ] UK US vacation

A1 a long visit to a place away from where you live, for pleasure:

a skiing/walking holiday
Are you going on holiday this year?
DAY [ C ]

A1 an official day when you do not have to go to school or work:

a public holiday
→ See also bank holiday , federal holiday , national holiday , package holiday

(Definition of “holiday noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)