May Day


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May Day

n.
1. May 1, observed in the United States, Canada, and parts of Western Europe in celebration of the coming of spring.
2. May 1, observed as a holiday especially in socialist countries in honor of labor and labor organizations.

May Day

n
a. the first day of May, traditionally a celebration of the coming of spring: in some countries now observed as a holiday in honour of workers
b. (as modifier): May-Day celebrations.

May′ Day`


n.
the first day of May variously celebrated with festivities and observances.
[1225–75]

May•day

(ˈmeɪˌdeɪ)

n.
an international radiotelephone distress call.
[1925–30; < French (venez)m'aider (come) help me!]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.May Day - observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of springMay Day - observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of spring; observed in Russia and related countries in honor of labor
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
May - the month following April and preceding June
Translations
يَوم أوَّل أيّار
svátek práce
május elseje
1. maí
Sviatok práce
1 MayısBahar Bayramı

May Day

nil primo maggio (in cui si festeggia l'arrivo della primavera)

May

(mei) noun
the fifth month of the year, the month following April.
May Day
the first day of May, an especially socialist holiday or festival in many countries.
ˈmaypole noun
a decorated pole for dancing round on May Day.
References in classic literature ?
It was a fine May day, and as soon as we were out of the town, the sweet air, the smell of the fresh grass, and the soft country roads were as pleasant as they used to be in the old times, and I soon began to feel quite fresh.
It was on a May day, and I saw Mary accompany her husband as far as the first crossing, whence she waved him out of sight as if he had boarded an Atlantic-liner.
They had been attending a May Day festival at Greenton; and that serves to fix the date.
I don't remember what the occasion was, but it was something festive, a May Day or Quarter Day, or something of that sort, and they put a garland of flowers round the head of one of the cows.
Certainly that May day was a lovely one, and it closed in moonlight night of summer warmth and serenity.
The wood I walk in on this mild May day, with the young yellow-brown foliage of the oaks between me and the blue sky, the white star-flowers and the blue-eyed speedwell and the ground ivy at my feet, what grove of tropic palms, what strange ferns or splendid broad-petalled blossoms, could ever thrill such deep and delicate fibres within me as this home scene?
He and I were the only occupants of the parlour: Diana was practising her music in the drawing-room, Mary was gardening--it was a very fine May day, clear, sunny, and breezy.
The May days crept away in a sweet succession and the shores of Four Winds Harbor greened and bloomed and purpled.
It was one of them lovely warm May days, and the wind was blowing and the colts jumping around in the pastures; but I felt bowed with despair.
It was a beautiful first of May, even as May days go.
TEHRAN (FNA)- May Day rallies in Tukey's most populous city descended into clashes with the police, as several activist groups tried to get into cordoned-off areas of the city.