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noun holiday pronunciation in British English /ˈhɒlɪdeɪ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [often plural] British a period of time when you do not work or study and do things for pleasure instead. The American word is vacation

    They’re going to Jamaica for their holidays.

    be on holiday (=not working):

    I am away on holiday for the next two weeks.

    the Christmas/Easter/summer holidays:

    The kids get bored by the end of the summer holidays.

    1. a.
      [countable] an occasion when you go and stay in another place for pleasure

      a golfing/skiing/seaside holiday

      a holiday resort

      Our trip to Victoria Falls was the holiday of a lifetime (=a very special holiday).

      go on holiday:

      Several years ago, I went on holiday with some friends.



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