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1. A day free from work that one may spend at leisure, especially a day on which custom or the law dictates a halting of general business activity to commemorate or celebrate a particular event.
2. A religious feast day; a holy day.
3. Chiefly British A vacation. Often used in the phrase on holiday.
intr.v. holi·dayed, holi·day·ing, holi·days Chiefly British
To pass a holiday or vacation.

[Middle English holidai, holy day, from Old English hālig dæg : hālig, holy; see holy + dæg, day; see day.]

hol′i·day′er n.


a holiday-maker; tourist
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Celtic Haven sounded great for this rather anti-social holidayer because not only is it right on the coast in Tenby, the town was near enough to home for me to get back in case of an emergency (there never was one) and far enough away to feel like that I had actually taken a vacation (if three nights count).
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