- noun a period when you do not work, and sometimes go and stay in a different place
- noun a day on which most people do not work because of laws or religious rules
- noun a period when an employee does not work, but rests, goes away and does things for pleasure
- A small area inadvertently missed during painting or other surfacing applications.
- An otherwise valid working day that has been designated as exempt. Holidays typically occur on a yearly basis. In the U.S., holidays may include New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- noun a day on which no work is done because of national or religious law
- noun a period when an employee does not work, but rests, goes away and enjoys himself or herself
Origin & History of “holiday”
A holiday was originally a ‘holy day’, a day set aside as a religious festival. The first signs of the word being used for a ‘day on which no work is done’ (originally because of its religious significance) appear in the 14th century.