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bank holiday

n.
1. A day on which banks are legally closed.
2. Chiefly British A legal holiday when banks are ordered to remain closed.
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bank holiday

n
(in Britain) any of several weekdays on which banks are closed by law and which are observed as national holidays
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bank′ hol`iday


n.
a weekday on which banks are closed.
[1870–75]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bank holiday - any of several weekdays when banks are closedbank holiday - any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
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Translations
عُطْلَةُ البَنْكعُطْلَة المَصارِف
den pracovního volnastátní/bankovní svátek
helligdag
FeiertagBankfeiertag
yleinen lomapäivä
državni praznik
frídagur
祝祭日
공휴일
bankový sviatok
državni praznik
allmän helgdag
วันหยุดธนาคาร
resmî tatil
ngày nghỉ lễ

bank holiday

n (Brit) → giorno di festa civile (in cui le banche chiudono)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bank2

(bӕŋk) noun
1. a place where money is lent or exchanged, or put for safety and/or to acquire interest. He has plenty of money in the bank; I must go to the bank today.
2. a place for storing other valuable material. A blood bank.
verb
to put into a bank. He banks his wages every week.
ˈbanker noun
a person who owns or manages a bank.
bank book
a book recording money deposited in, or withdrawn from, a bank.
banker's card (also cheque card)
a card issued by a bank guaranteeing payment of the holder's cheques.
bank holiday
a day on which banks are closed (and which is often also a public holiday).
ˈbank-note noun
a piece of paper issued by a bank, used as money.
bank on
to rely on. Don't bank on me – I'll probably be late.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

bank holiday

عُطْلَةُ البَنْك den pracovního volna helligdag Feiertag αργία día festivo yleinen lomapäivä jour férié državni praznik festa nazionale 祝祭日 공휴일 officiële feestdag op een werkdag offentlig fridag dzień wolny od pracy feriado, feriado nacional банковские каникулы allmän helgdag วันหยุดธนาคาร İngiltere’de bankaların kapalı olduğu tatil günü ngày nghỉ lễ 法定休假日
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References in classic literature ?
Encouraged by the practical outcome of Bert's negotiations with his brother, and by the fact that half the hiring-stock was out from Saturday to Monday, they decided to ignore the residuum of hiring-trade on Sunday and devote that day to much-needed relaxation and refreshment--to have, in fact, an unstinted good time, a beano on Whit Sunday and return invigorated to grapple with their difficulties and the Bank Holiday repairs on the Monday.
Bank Holiday times always bring out old stored-away vehicles and odd people; one saw tricars and electric broughams and dilapidated old racing motors with huge pneumatic tyres.
I'll see Bank Holiday through, and then I'm O-R-P-H.
A moonlight walk on a Bank Holiday, a little maudlin sentiment, and over you throw all your chances in life.
On either Easter Day or Bank Holiday, had I failed him, it had been his intention to make the best escape he could.
I'm going to have a damned Bank Holiday to-night." He turned and went out into the moonlight.
It was the Saturday before the August Bank Holiday. We were tired and hungry, we same three, and when we got to Datchet we took out the hamper, the two bags, and the rugs and coats, and such like things, and started off to look for diggings.
But I can understand how some company owners feel that business loses momentum when there are too many bank holidays close together.
In recent years, not only have businesses had to contend with the usual eight bank holidays, but cope with additional bank holidays for the Royal Wedding and Diamond Jubilee.
JASON GREGG I work most Bank Holidays but do enjoy spending time with the family on the ones I have off.
CONFUSION as to when and where to park during the Easter and May bank holidays, as well as the royal wedding, could spoil the perfect day out.