Word of the Day: Holiday

hol-i-day / ˈhäləˌdā noun
  1. holy day
Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family. Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004  
  1. a day of exemption from work
After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working. Kenneth Grahame, 1859-1932  
  1. a day marked by the commemoration of an event
There’s something about a holiday that isn’t all about how much money you spend. Hilarie Burton, 1982-  
  1. British, a vacation
I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials. Jean Reno, 1948-   adjective
  1. of or relating to a festival or other event
I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. Fred Rogers, 1928-2003  
  1. suitable for a special occasion
Nature is not always tricked in holiday attire, but the same scene which yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882   verb
  1. British, to vacation
Leonard Howard, a hospital porter, and his wife Lillian, both 80, have spent the last 55 years holidaying on the Isle of Wight and would not dream of going farther afield. Richard Alleyne, ?- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/2517406/Couple-having-holidayed­-in-Isle-of-Wight-for-55-years.html