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hey·day

 (hā′dā′)
n.
The period of greatest popularity, success, or power; prime.

[Perhaps alteration of heyda, exclamation of pleasure, probably alteration of Middle English hey, hey.]

heyday

(ˈheɪˌdeɪ)
n
the time of most power, popularity, vigour, etc; prime
[C16: probably based on hey]

hey•day

(ˈheɪˌdeɪ)

n.
1. the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success, etc.; prime: the heyday of the silent movies.
2. Archaic. high spirits.
Sometimes, hey′dey`.
[1580–90; variant of high day, appar. by confusion with heyday2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heyday - the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
golden age - a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak; "it was the golden age of cinema"

heyday

noun prime, time, day, flowering, pink, bloom, high point, zenith, salad days, prime of life In its heyday, the studio boasted it had more stars than heaven.
Translations
إزْدِهار
vrcholná doba
storhedstid
virágkor
blómatími, blómaskeiî
didžiausias populiarumasdidžiausias suklestėjimas
briedumsplaukums
vrchol rozkvetu
en parlak dönem

heyday

[ˈheɪdeɪ] Nauge m
in the heyday of the theatrecuando el teatro estaba en su apogeo
in his heydayen sus buenos tiempos

heyday

[ˈheɪdeɪ] n [person, city, organization] → apogée f
in its heyday, ... → à l'apogée de sa gloire, ...
the heyday of → l'âge m d'or de
the heyday of the railways → l'âge d'or du rail

heyday

nGlanzzeit f, → Blütezeit f; in the heyday of his powerauf dem Höhepunkt seiner Macht; in the heyday of glam rockals Glam-Rock groß in Mode war; in his heydayin seiner Glanzzeit

heyday

[ˈheɪˌdeɪ] netà or tempi mpl d'oro
in his heyday → quand'era in auge, ai bei tempi

heyday

(ˈheidei) noun
the time when a particular person or thing had great importance and popularity. The 1950's were the heyday of rock and roll.
References in classic literature ?
If so, my aspect belies me strangely; for--a great weight being off my mind--I feel in the very heyday of my youth, with the world and my best days before me
Oh the lonely horror of sitting there, and feeling old and weak and worn, in the heyday of her youth
They were mostly young men, in the heyday of life; and having got into fine latitudes, upon smooth seas, with a well-stored ship under them, and a fair wind in the shoulder of the sail, they seemed to have got into a holiday world, and were disposed to enjoy it.
In Lady Russell's view, it was perfectly natural that Mr Elliot, at a mature time of life, should feel it a most desirable object, and what would very generally recommend him among all sensible people, to be on good terms with the head of his family; the simplest process in the world of time upon a head naturally clear, and only erring in the heyday of youth.
She has beauty still, and if it be not in its heyday, it is not yet in its autumn.
This or this is but outskirt and far-off reflection and echo of the triumph that has passed by and is now at its glancing splendor and heyday, perchance in the neighboring fields, or, if you stand in the field, then in the adjacent woods.
On the following evening, at the usual hour, Van Baerle heard some one scratch at the grated little window, just as Rosa had been in the habit of doing in the heyday of their friendship.
After this he lives on, spending his money and labour and time on unnecessary pleasures quite as much as on necessary ones; but if he be fortunate, and is not too much disordered in his wits, when years have elapsed, and the heyday of passion is over-- supposing that he then re-admits into the city some part of the exiled virtues, and does not wholly give himself up to their successors--in that case he balances his pleasures and lives in a sort of equilibrium, putting the government of himself into the hands of the one which comes first and wins the turn; and when he has had enough of that, then into the hands of another; he despises none of them but encourages them all equally.
The natural association of the sentiment of love with the heyday of the blood seems to require that in order to portray it in vivid tints, which every youth and maid should confess to be true to their throbbing experience, one must not be too old.
Now, in the heyday of his highest glory, his fullest flower, he would have to be a liar or a scoffer.
In 2013, it was reported that there were 400 Bingo halls in the UK, which is half the number in the game's heyday.
Now, a fine new hardback book, The Heyday Of The Football Annual - Post-war to Premiership, relates the history of the genre in all its colourful glory.