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holiday

Synonyms of holiday in English:

noun

  • 1 she took a 10-day holiday
    break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday, half-term;
    trip, tour, journey, expedition, voyage;
    North American vacation
    informal hols, vac, staycation
    North American informal vacay
    formal sojourn
    [Antonyms] working time, term time
  • 2 in Antigua the twenty-fourth of May is a holiday
    public holiday, bank holiday, festival, festival day, feast day, gala day, carnival day, fete, fiesta, festivity, celebration, anniversary, jubilee;
    saint's day, holy day, religious festival, day of observance
    [Antonyms] working day
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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).

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