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bank holiday

Word definitions for bank holiday in dictionaries

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom , some Commonwealth countries, other European countries, and a colloquialism for a public holiday in Ireland. There is no automatic right to time off on these days, although banks close and the majority ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context chiefly British English) In Great Britain and some other countries, a weekday, often a Monday, on which most businesses are closed and granted to workers as a national holiday. 2 (context euphemism English) A closure of banks in a jurisdiction ...

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ But that remains an annual event, with the sixth one coming up this August bank holiday . ▪ Now that's what they call a bank holiday outing.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. any of several weekdays when banks are closed; a legal holiday in Britain

Usage examples of bank holiday.

There's a rumor the governor'll declare Monday a bank holiday and close the banks for as long as needed -it's just a matter of time before cash becomes available to stop the loss of confidence.

We wait for the pounds, the governor declaring Monday a bank holiday or as long as we need.

They set themselves targets, their birthday, Christmas, August Bank Holiday and so on.

I had to go three times to London, and then in the middle of it all the August Bank Holiday came and everything stopped dead for about four days.

The arena was now pitted with holes like a beach after a hot bank holiday.

There are too many such things afoot for my comfort: trolls not a league beyond Twombly Town, emu airships having a bank holiday and buzzing up and down the river, Willowood Station lost.

Maybe I should ring Tom and get a lovely party together for Bank Holiday Monday.

There were plenty of soldiers out on bank holiday night, and cruising for prostitutes was not an uncommon activ­.

There were plenty of soldiers out on bank holiday night, and cruising for prostitutes was not an uncommon activity among military men.