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Holiday, Billie /ˈhɒlədeɪ, ˈhɒlɪdeɪ $ ˈhɑː-, ˈbɪli/
holiday /ˈhɒlədi, ˈhɒlɪdi, -deɪ $ ˈhɑːlədeɪ/ noun

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- vacation, break, leave, recess, time off
- festival, celebration, feast, fête, gala
English Thesaurus: break, smash, snap, split, fracture, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

Holiday, Billie /ˈhɒlədeɪ, ˈhɒlɪdeɪ $ ˈhɑː-, ˈbɪli/
(1915–59) a US jazz and BLUES singer, who was also called ‘Lady Day’ and is regarded as one of the greatest jazz and blues singers ever. She wrote her life story in a book called Lady Sings the Blues, which was later made into a film.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. holiday1 S1 W2 /ˈhɒlədi, ˈhɒlɪdi, -deɪ $ ˈhɑːlədeɪ/ noun
[Language: Old English; Origin: haligdæg 'holy day']

1. [uncountable and countable] British English (also holidays) a time of rest from work, school etc Synonym : vacation American English:
The school holidays start tomorrow.
on holiday
I’m away on holiday until the 1st of June.
in the holidays
He came to stay with us in the school holidays.
holiday from
a holiday from her usual responsibilities

In everyday British English, when someone is temporarily away from their work or studies, people often say they are off, rather than on holiday. Note, however, that off can also mean that someone is away from their work or studies because they are sick:
‘Where’s Kate?’ ‘She’s off this week.’

2. [uncountable and countable] British English (also holidays) a period of time when you travel to another place for pleasure Synonym : vacation American English:
We’re going to Spain for our holidays.
on holiday
He caught malaria while on holiday in Africa.
I haven’t had a proper holiday for two years.

3. [countable] a day fixed by law on which people do not have to go to work or school:
The 4th of July is a national holiday in the US.

4. the holiday season (also the holidays)
a) American English the period between Thanksgiving and New Year
b) British English the period in the summer when most people take a holiday
bank holiday, public holiday

Holidays is usually used after 'the', 'my', 'your' etc when it refers to a single period when you are travelling or are not working or studying:
Soon it will be the holidays.
Where do you want to go for your holidays?

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. holiday2 verb [intransitive]
British English to spend your holiday in a place – used especially in news reports Synonym : vacation American English
holiday in/at
They’re holidaying in Majorca.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. period of time away from home for pleasure
ADJ. enjoyable, exciting, fun-filled, good, lovely, wonderful | disastrous We had a disastrous camping holiday.
dream What would be your dream holiday?
foreign, overseas | summer, winter | 7-night, two-week, etc. | package | family | activity, adventure, camping, skiing I learned to windsurf on an activity holiday.
VERB + HOLIDAY go on, have, take We're going on holiday to France this summer. Are you having a holiday this year?
book Have you booked your summer holiday yet?
cancel I got ill and had to cancel my holiday.
HOLIDAY + NOUN destination, resort, venue a popular seaside holiday resort
accommodation, cottage, home They also have a holiday home at the seaside.
camp, complex, village | period, season The pool is open throughout the holiday season.
brochure | business, company, firm The recession hit the package holiday business hard.
insurance You should take out holiday insurance before you leave.
arrangements, plans | romance Their holiday romance turned into a lasting relationship.
photos, snaps
PREP. on (a) ~ They met while on holiday in Spain.
PHRASES a holiday of a lifetime This is your chance to win the holiday of a lifetime.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. period of rest from work/school
ADJ. annual, Christmas, Easter, summer The centre is now closed for the Christmas holidays.
school | paid
VERB + HOLIDAY be entitled to, get, have You are entitled to 24 days' paid holiday per year. I have three weeks' holiday a year.
take I'm taking the rest of my holiday in October.
spend She spent her holiday decorating the flat.
need I really need a holiday!
HOLIDAY + NOUN time | entitlement | pay | job She had a holiday job as a gardener when she was a student.
PREP. during the ~s It can be difficult to keep children occupied during the long summer holidays.
in the ~s My aunt's coming to stay in the holidays.
on ~ I'm afraid Mr Adamek is on holiday this week.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. day when people do not go to work/school
ADJ. bank, national, public, religious
HOLIDAY + NOUN weekend The roads will be busy on Monday as it's a holiday weekend.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


go on holiday
The children were excited about going on holiday.
have/take a holiday
Teachers cannot take holidays during term time.
book a holiday
I booked the holiday online.
a skiing/camping/walking etc holiday
They went on a camping holiday in France.
a package holiday (=a holiday in which you pay a price that includes travel, room, and food)
The company organizes package holidays to Spain and Greece.
a summer holiday
They were going to a house on the coast for their summer holidays.
a winter holiday
Why not try a winter holiday for a change?
a family holiday
I first visited Orkney on a family holiday when I was a boy.
an annual holiday (=a holiday you take every year)
We were getting ready for our annual holiday in Cornwall.
your dream holiday (=the best holiday you can imagine)
They won a dream holiday for two to the Caribbean.
a holiday resort (=a place with many hotels where a lot of people go on holiday)
a holiday resort in Spain
a holiday destination (=a town or country where a lot of people go on holiday)
Marmaris is one of Turkey's most popular holiday destinations.
a holiday brochure (=a magazine that shows what holidays you can take)
We were looking through holiday brochures thinking about the summer.
holiday photos (also holiday snaps informal) (=photographs that you take when you are on holiday)
Do you want to see our holiday snaps?
a holiday romance (=a brief romantic relationship with someone you meet on holiday)
It was just a holiday romance; I never saw him again.
a holiday abroad (=a holiday in a country other than the one you live in)
They were planning a holiday abroad that year.
the holiday of a lifetime (=a very good or expensive holiday that you will only take once)
We took the family on a holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: She said she was going on holidays to France.
GOOD: She said she was going on holiday to France.
BAD: I've just got back from holidays.
GOOD: I've just got back from holiday.

Usage Note:
Speakers of British English use (be/go) on holiday, (return/get back) from holiday (WITHOUT -s ): 'I met her while I was on holiday in Switzerland.' 'We're supposed to be going on holiday with them.'
The plural form holidays is usually used with the/my/your etc: 'Where are you going for your holiday/s this year?' 'During the long summer holiday/s some students get a part-time job.'
Speakers of American Engish use (be/go) on vacation etc.

BAD: The children stay up late when they are in their holidays.
GOOD: The children stay up late when they are on holiday.
BAD: In those days we couldn't afford to go in holidays.
GOOD: In those days we couldn't afford to go on holiday.

Usage Note:
(be/go) on holiday (NOT in (your) holidays ): 'Mark's on holiday this week.' 'On holiday I just like to relax and read a book or two.'

BAD: It's time you made a holiday.
GOOD: It's time you had a holiday.
BAD: At Easter a lot of pensioners go to Lugano to make a holiday.
GOOD: At Easter a lot of pensioners go to Lugano to have a holiday.

Usage Note:
Many phrases begin with a very common very such as do, make, have, or take : ‘I felt very nervous about taking the test but, after having a long talk with Mrs Fisher, I decided I would just do my best and try not to make too many silly mistakes .’ These verbs can be combined with some nouns but not with others and since they do not have a clear meaning of their own, choosing the right combination can be a problem. Phrases which tend to cause difficulty are shown below.
have a bath (or esp. AmE take ) ‘She’s probably upstairs having a bath.’
Have (your) breakfast ‘We usually have breakfast in the kitchen.’
Have (your) dinner ‘We had dinner and then went for a walk.’
Have a drink ‘I’ll collapse if I don’t have a drink soon.’
Have (an) experience ‘He has no experience of running a large company.’
Have fun ‘You can’t stop people from having fun.’
Have a holiday ‘It’s almost a year since we had a real holiday.’
Have an interview ‘I’ve had six interviews but no one has offered me a job.’
Have a lesson ‘Every morning we have three fifty-minute lessons.’
Have (your) lunch ‘Isn’t it about time we had lunch?’
Have an operation ‘Before I had the operation I could hardly walk.’
Have a party ‘On Saturday we’re having a party.’
Have a picnic ‘If it’s sunny we could have a picnic.’
Have a shower (or esp. AmE take) ‘It only takes me a minute to have a shower.’
Take/do an examination ‘Why do we have to take so many tests?’
Take (your) medicine ‘Don’t forget to take your medicine.’
Take a pill ‘He refuses to take sleeping pills.’
Take/do a test ‘The last test I took was a disaster.’
Make an effort ‘I had to make a big effort not to laugh.’
Make a journey ‘It was the first journey he’d made all on his own.’
Make a mistake ‘He has made a serious mistake.’
Make a noise ‘How can one small child make so much noise?’
Make progress ‘I made very little progress at the start of the course.’
Do your best ‘Don’t worry, Tim. Just do your best.’
Do (or cause) damage ‘The storm did a lot of damage to the crops.’
Do an exercise ‘Have you done your exercises today?’
Do an experiment ‘To do this experiment, you’ll need two eggs.’
Do (sb) good ‘The holiday has done him a lot of good.’
Do harm ‘A scandal would do his reputation a lot of harm.’
Do your homework ‘Have you done your homework yet?’
Do a job ‘I’ve got one or two jobs to do this evening.’
Do the/some shopping ‘Jake has gone into town to do some shopping.’
Do research ‘We need to do a lot more research.’
Do things ‘We’ve done lots of different things today.’
Do your training ‘Where did you do your training?’
Note also: do something/anything etc: ‘I can’t come now – I’m doing something.’ ‘He hasn’t done anything wrong.'


[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: half-holiday

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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