Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

bank holiday

noun
     
Related topics: Leisure, Chronology
bank holiday [countable]
British EnglishDLTMC an official holiday when banks and most businesses are closed [= public holiday American English]
Next Monday is a bank holiday.
bank holiday weekend (=a weekend on which there is a bank holiday on Friday or Monday)

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary