holiday

英 ['hɒlɪdeɪ; -dɪ] 美 ['hɑləde]
  • n. 假日;节日;休息日
  • vi. 外出度假
  • n. (Holiday)人名;(英)霍利迪
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1. holy + 变 y 为 i 加 day.
holiday 假期

来自古英语haligdaeg,神圣的日子,即holy day.其原义为宗教节日,安息日。后引申词义假期。比较festival.

holiday
holiday: [OE] A holiday was originally a ‘holy day’, a day set aside as a religious festival. The first signs of the word being used for a ‘day on which no work is done’ (originally because of its religious significance) appear in the 14th century.
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holiday (n.)
1500s, earlier haliday (c. 1200), from Old English haligdæg "holy day; Sabbath," from halig "holy" (see holy) + dæg "day" (see day); in 14c. meaning both "religious festival" and "day of recreation," but pronunciation and sense diverged 16c. As a verb meaning "to pass the holidays" by 1869. Happy holidays is from mid-19c., in British English, with reference to summer vacation from school. As a Christmastime greeting, by 1937, American English, in Camel cigarette ads.
1. People are having to think hard about their holiday plans.
人们现在得仔细地琢磨自己的度假计划。

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2. Our tour prices bore little resemblance to those in the holiday brochures.
我们的旅游报价和那些度假手册里的价格相去甚远。

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3. The trading day is shortened in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
因庆祝劳工节,这个交易日交易时间缩短了。

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4. They are bound to take time to readjust after a holiday.
他们肯定需要时间重新适应假期结束后的生活。

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5. New Year's Day is a public holiday throughout Britain.
元旦是全英国的公众假日。

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