Veterans Day

(redirected from Veteran's Day)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Vet·er·ans Day

(vĕt′ər-ənz, vĕt′rənz)
November 11, observed in the United States in honor of veterans of the armed services and in commemoration of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. In 1954 it was renamed from Armistice Day and given the added significance of honoring veterans.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Veterans Day

(Military) the US equivalent of Armistice Day
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Vet′erans Day`

November 11, a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the end of World War I and in honor of veterans of the armed forces. Formerly, Armistice Day.
[1950–55, Amer.]
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.Veterans Day - a legal holiday in the United StatesVeterans Day - a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
Nov, November - the month following October and preceding December
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Six months earlier on Veteran's Day a Vietnamese woman, Pham Thi Kim Phuc, laid a wreath at the same memorial.
Travel Business Review-November 3, 2011--AmericInn Hotels Announces Veteran's Day Celebrations(C)2011] ENPublishing -
The exact date of the new Veteran's Day will be announced shortly.
Professional Association of Innkeepers International, a US-based association of innkeepers, has announced complimentary stays for US war veterans on Veteran's Day, on November 10, 2011.
Below, Henry Skalski of Worcester, a United States Army veteran of World War II, talks with friends during the annual Veteran's Day pancake breakfast before the parade.
Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America, a US-based non-profit association of country inns, and small hotels in US and Canada, has announced a free night's stay to all serving and retired US military officials for Veteran's Day.
Red Roof Inn, a US-based company that owns a chain of economy hotels, has announced a discount to all serving and retired US military officials for Veteran's Day.

Full browser ?