holiday


holiday
noun
1 (BrE) period of time away from home for pleasure ⇨ See also ↑vacation
ADJECTIVE
enjoyable, exciting, fun-filled, good, lovely, wonderful
disastrous

We had a disastrous camping holiday.

dream

What would be your dream holiday?

foreign, overseas
summer, winter
7-night, two-week, etc.
package
family
activity, adventure, camping, skiing

I learned to windsurf on an activity holiday.

VERB + HOLIDAY
go on, have, take

We're going on holiday to France this summer.

Are you having a holiday this year?

book

Have you booked your summer holiday yet?

cancel

I got ill and had to cancel my holiday.

HOLIDAY + NOUN
destination, resort, venue

a popular seaside holiday resort

accommodation, cottage, home

They also have a holiday home at the seaside.

camp, complex, village
period, season

The pool is open throughout the holiday season.

brochure
business, company, firm

The recession hit the package holiday business hard.

insurance

You should take out holiday insurance before you leave.

arrangements, plans
romance

Their holiday romance turned into a lasting relationship.

photos, snaps
PREPOSITION
on (a) holiday

They met while on holiday in Spain.

PHRASES
a holiday of a lifetime

This is your chance to win the holiday of a lifetime.

2 (BrE) period of rest from work/school ⇨ See also ↑vacation
ADJECTIVE
annual, Christmas, Easter, summer

The school is now closed for the Christmas holidays.

school
paid
VERB + HOLIDAY
be entitled to, get, have

You are entitled to 24 days' paid holiday per year.

I have three weeks' holiday a year.

take

I'm taking the rest of my holiday in October.

spend

She spent her holiday decorating the house.

need

I really need a holiday!

HOLIDAY + NOUN
time
entitlement
pay
job

She had a holiday job as a gardener when she was a student.

PREPOSITION
during the holidays

It can be difficult to keep children occupied during the long summer holidays.

in the holidays

My aunt's coming to stay in the holidays.

on holiday

I'm afraid Mr Adamek is on holiday this week.

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3 day when people do not go to work/school
ADJECTIVE
bank (in the UK), federal (in the US), national, public, religious
Christian, Jewish, etc.
Christmas, Easter, Labor Day (in the US), Memorial Day (in the US), Thanksgiving (in the US)
winter, year-end (both AmE)
VERB + HOLIDAY
celebrate (esp. AmE)

I go back a couple of times a year to celebrate the holidays with my family.

spend

We always spend the holidays together.

HOLIDAY + NOUN
break, weekend

The roads will be busy on Monday as it's a holiday weekend.

season (esp. AmE)

This holiday season was the worst in 25 years for retailers.

cheer, spirit (both esp. AmE)

I'm just trying to spread a little holiday cheer.

celebrations, concert, meal, party (all esp. AmE)
decorations, gift (both AmE)
card (AmE)

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