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Holliday vs. Holiday: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 26, 2023
"Holliday" is an incorrect spelling, while "holiday" is correct. A holiday is a day set aside for celebration or commemoration.

Which is correct: Holliday or Holiday

How to spell Holiday?

Holliday is Incorrect

Holiday is Correct

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Key Differences

"Holiday" comes from "holy day," and there's no extra 'l' in "holy."
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Dec 26, 2023
Associate "holiday" with "vacation" - both have a similar number of letters and no repeated consonants.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 26, 2023
Use mnemonic i.e. "One 'l' for leisure" to remember that "holiday" has only one 'l'.
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Dec 26, 2023
Remember the song "Holiday" by Madonna; it's not "Holliday."
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Dec 26, 2023
Visualize the word "holiday" on a calendar. No double 'l' appears in calendar months or days.
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Dec 26, 2023
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Holiday Definitions

A day marked by a general suspension of work.
Many people travel during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Dec 08, 2023
A day of festivity or recreation.
The Fourth of July is a significant holiday in the United States.
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Dec 08, 2023
A day for celebration, often religious.
Christmas is a widely celebrated holiday around the world.
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Dec 08, 2023
An official day off from work or school.
Labor Day is a public holiday in many countries.
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Dec 08, 2023
A period spent away from home for relaxation.
They went to Hawaii for a two-week holiday.
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Dec 08, 2023
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.
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Dec 08, 2023
A religious feast day; a holy day.
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Chiefly British A vacation. Often used in the phrase on holiday.
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To pass a holiday or vacation.
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A day on which a festival, religious event, or national celebration is traditionally observed.
Today is a Wiccan holiday!
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Dec 08, 2023
A day declared free from work by the state or government.
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A period of one or more days taken off work for leisure and often travel; often plural.
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A period during which pupils do not attend their school; often plural; rarely used for students at university (usually: vacation).
I want to take a French course this summer holiday.
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Dec 08, 2023
(finance) A period during which, by agreement, the usual payments are not made.
A mortgage payment holiday
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Dec 08, 2023
A gap in coverage, e.g. of paint on a surface, or sonar imagery.
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Dec 08, 2023
(intransitive) To take a period of time away from work or study.
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To spend a period of time in recreational travel.
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A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See Holyday.
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A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a festival day.
And young and old come forth to playOn a sunshine holiday.
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A day fixed by law for suspension of business; a legal holiday.
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Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay.
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Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion.
Courage is but a holiday kind of virtue, to be seldom exercised.
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Dec 08, 2023
Leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure;
We get two weeks of vacation every summer
We took a short holiday in Puerto Rico
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Dec 08, 2023
A day on which work is suspended by law or custom;
No mail is delivered on federal holidays
It's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover
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Dec 08, 2023
Spend or take a vacation
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of holiday?

"Holiday" is pronounced as /ˈhɒlɪdeɪ/.
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Dec 26, 2023

What is the verb form of holiday?

There isn't a traditional verb form of "holiday," but informally, "holidaying" (as in vacationing) is used.
Huma Saeed
Dec 26, 2023

What is the plural form of holiday?

The plural form is "holidays."
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Dec 26, 2023

Which conjunction is used with holiday?

Conjunctions like "and," "or," and "but" can be used with "holiday."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 26, 2023

What is the root word of holiday?

The root word of "holiday" is the Old English "hāligdæg," meaning "holy day."
Janet White
Dec 26, 2023

Why is it called holiday?

It's called "holiday" deriving from the Old English "hāligdæg," which means "holy day."
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Dec 26, 2023

Is holiday a negative or positive word?

"Holiday" is generally considered a positive word, associated with relaxation and celebration.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 26, 2023

Which vowel is used before holiday?

The vowel 'o' is used before 'l' in "holiday."
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Dec 26, 2023

Is holiday an adverb?

No, "holiday" is not used as an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 26, 2023

What is the singular form of holiday?

The singular form is "holiday."
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Dec 26, 2023

Which preposition is used with holiday?

Common prepositions used with "holiday" include "on," "during," and "for."
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Dec 26, 2023

Which article is used with holiday?

Both definite ("the") and indefinite ("a," "an") articles can be used with "holiday."
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Dec 26, 2023

Is holiday a noun or adjective?

"Holiday" is primarily a noun, but it can function as an adjective in certain contexts (e.g., holiday season).
Janet White
Dec 26, 2023

Is holiday a collective noun?

No, "holiday" is not typically used as a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 26, 2023

How do we divide holiday into syllables?

"Holiday" is divided as hol-i-day.
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Dec 26, 2023

Is holiday an abstract noun?

No, "holiday" is a concrete noun, referring to specific days or periods of celebration or rest.
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Dec 26, 2023

Is holiday a countable noun?

Yes, "holiday" is a countable noun (e.g., two holidays).
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Dec 26, 2023

How many syllables are in holiday?

There are three syllables in "holiday."
Harlon Moss
Dec 26, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in holiday?

The first syllable "hol-" is the stressed syllable in "holiday."
Harlon Moss
Dec 26, 2023

What part of speech is holiday?

"Holiday" is a noun and can be used as an adjective in some contexts.
Janet White
Dec 26, 2023

What is the opposite of holiday?

The opposite of "holiday" could be "workday" or "weekday."
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Dec 26, 2023

What is the first form of holiday?

As a noun, "holiday" remains the same; it doesn’t have different forms like a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 26, 2023

Is holiday a vowel or consonant?

"Holiday" is a word composed of both vowels and consonants.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 26, 2023

Is the word holiday imperative?

No, "holiday" is not an imperative; it's a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 26, 2023

Which determiner is used with holiday?

Determiners like "a," "the," "this," "that," "every" can be used with "holiday."
Harlon Moss
Dec 26, 2023

What is the third form of holiday?

There is no third form for "holiday" as it is a noun.
Janet White
Dec 26, 2023

How is holiday used in a sentence?

Example: "We are planning a holiday to Europe next summer."
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Dec 26, 2023

Is the holiday term a metaphor?

"Holiday" itself is not a metaphor but can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
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Dec 26, 2023

What is another term for holiday?

Another term for "holiday" is "vacation" (mainly in American English).
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Dec 26, 2023

What is the second form of holiday?

"Holiday" does not have a second form as it is not a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 26, 2023
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