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hol·i·day

holiday

 
 
pronunciation:
ha lih deI
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a day to remember or celebrate something. Many businesses close and people do not go to school or work on a holiday.
Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are holidays.
 
similar words:
celebration
definition 2: a day or period of freedom from work or school; time off.
They enjoyed their summer holiday.
similar words:
vacation
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