Discovery Day
Columbus Day Co*lum"bus Day The 12th day of October, on which day in 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America, landing on one of the Bahama Islands (probably the one now commonly called Watling Island), and naming it ``San Salvador''; -- called also {Discovery Day}. This day is made a legal holiday in many States of The United States. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Discovery Day — is the name of several holidays commemorating the discovery of land, gold, and other significant national discoveries. Contents 1 The Bahamas 2 Brazil 3 Canada 4 Cayman Islands …   Wikipedia

  • Discovery Day — Dis*cov er*y Day same as {Columbus Day}, above. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discovery Day — ☆ Discovery Day n. COLUMBUS DAY * * * …   Universalium

  • Discovery Day — ☆ Discovery Day n. COLUMBUS DAY …   English World dictionary

  • Discovery Day — noun a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus • Syn: ↑Columbus Day, ↑October 12 • Hypernyms: ↑legal holiday, ↑national holiday, ↑public holiday • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discovery Day — Discov′ery Day n. Columbus Day …   From formal English to slang

  • Discovery Day — noun Date: circa 1913 Columbus Day …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Discovery Day. — See Columbus Day. * * * …   Universalium

  • Discovery Day — holiday celebrating the day America was discovered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Discovery Day. — See Columbus Day …   Useful english dictionary

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