What does the word holiday mean?

Usage examples for holiday

  1. I mean to ask him to come down as soon as he can get a holiday. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. He is going to enjoy a holiday, poor fellow! – Jacqueline, v1 by Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc)
  3. Cannot understand why you want me to go away week- end and give servants holiday but have done so. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace