Veterans Day
noun Date: 1952 November 11 set aside in commemoration of the end of hostilities in 1918 and 1945 and observed as a legal holiday in the United States to honor the veterans of the armed forces

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Veterans' Day — noun a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans Day since 1954 • Syn: ↑Veterans Day, ↑Armistice Day, ↑November 11 • Hypernyms: ↑legal holiday, ↑national holiday, ↑public holiday …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Veterans Day — Vet′erans Day n. November 11, a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the end of World War I and in honor of veterans of the armed forces Formerly, Armistice Day • Etymology: 1950–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

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