A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.
- A day free from work that one may spend at leisure, especially a day on which custom or the law dictates a halting of general business activity to commemorate or celebrate a particular event.
- A religious feast day; a holy day.
- Chiefly British A vacation. Often used in the phrase on holiday.
- Chiefly British To pass a holiday or vacation.