Definition of holiday verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

holiday

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈhɒlədeɪ//
 
, also BrE//ˈhɒlədi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːlədeɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they holiday
BrE BrE//ˈhɒlədeɪ//
 
, also BrE//ˈhɒlədi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːlədeɪ//
 
he / she / it holidays
BrE BrE//ˈhɒlədeɪz//
 
, BrE//ˈhɒlədiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːlədeɪz//
 
past simple holidayed
BrE BrE//ˈhɒlədeɪd//
 
, BrE//ˈhɒlədid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːlədeɪd//
 
past participle holidayed
BrE BrE//ˈhɒlədeɪd//
 
, BrE//ˈhɒlədid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːlədeɪd//
 
-ing form holidaying
BrE BrE//ˈhɒlədeɪɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˈhɒlədiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːlədeɪɪŋ//
 
 
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(British English) (North American English vacation) [intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to spend a holiday somewhere She was holidaying with her family in Ireland. We often holidayed together. Word Origin Old English hāligdæg ‘holy day’.