Definition of holiday:

part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a festival; joyous; gay.

part of speech: noun

Festival day; day of amusement.

part of speech: noun

A day of gaiety and joy in celebration of some event, etc.; a day of freedom from labor.

part of speech: noun

( orig.) Holy- day ( which see) : a day of amusement.

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