Definition of holiday noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    holiday

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    NAmE//ˈhɑləˌdeɪ//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a day when most people do not go to work or school, especially because of a religious or national celebration a national/state/religious holiday Today is a state holiday in Massachusetts. see also public holiday
  2. 2 holidays [plural] the time in December and early January that includes Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year Happy Holidays!