1 she took a 10-day holiday
break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday, half-term; time off, time out, leave, leave of absence, furlough, sabbatical; trip, tour, journey, expedition, voyage; North Americanvacation
North American informal vacay
[Antonyms] working time, term time
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holiday, vacation, leave, break
Holiday denotes a period when someone does not have to work. It can refer to: a day when most businesses are closed by law or custom ( 10 June is a public holiday), a period of time allowed off work ( staff are entitled to 24 working days' holiday per year), time in between school terms ( the school summer holidays), or a leisure trip away from home ( a driving holiday in France).Vacation is used for the period between two law or university terms ( many students found jobs in the long vacation), and is in addition the American term for a trip away from home ( your dream vacation in Mexico).Leave is time off duty in the armed forces ( Joe was home on leave) or a formal term for time off work for a variety of reasons ( sick leave | annual leave).A break means any sort of pause, a short period of rest from work ( he wanted to talk to her during the coffee break), or a shorter-than-average leisure trip away from home ( a weekend countryside break).