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holiday

noun
 
 
/ˈhɒlədeɪ/
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.Time off work
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?Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostels
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 Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsTime off work
→  See summer holiday
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