Columbus Day
noun Date: 1893 1. October 12 formerly observed as a legal holiday in many states of the United States in commemoration of the landing of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492 2. the second Monday in October observed as a legal holiday in many states of the United States

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  • Columbus Day — a day, October 12, observed as a holiday in various states of the U.S. in honor of the discovery of the New World by Columbus and his landing in the West Indies on October 12, 1492: observed in some states as the second Monday in October. [1890… …   Universalium

  • Columbus Day — Co|lum|bus Day [ kə lʌmbəs ,deı ] the second Monday in October, when people in the U.S. celebrate the discovery of America in 1492 by Christopher Columbus …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Columbus Day — Colum′bus Day n. cvb a holiday honoring Columbus s landing in the West Indies on Oct. 12, 1492: observed variously in the U.S. on Oct. 12 or on the second Monday in October • Etymology: 1890–95, amer …   From formal English to slang

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

  • Columbus Day — anniversary of Columbus s discovery of America in 1492 …   English contemporary dictionary

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