英 ['hɒlɪdeɪ; -dɪ]
- n. 假日；节日；休息日
- vi. 外出度假
- n. (Holiday)人名；(英)霍利迪
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. holy + 变 y 为 i 加 day.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2. Our tour prices bore little resemblance to those in the holiday brochures.
- 3. The trading day is shortened in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
- 4. They are bound to take time to readjust after a holiday.
- 5. New Year's Day is a public holiday throughout Britain.
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