heyday

  • 1 Heyday — was a horse that competed in the sport of eventing, ridden by American Bruce Davidson. He was one of the Top Ten All American High Point Horses of the Century in eventing.*Born: 1987 *Color: Bay *Markings: Star, off fore sock *Height: 16.0 hh… …

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  • 2 Heyday — Hey day , n. [Prob. for. high day. See High, and {Day}.] The time of triumph and exultation; hence, joy, high spirits, frolicsomeness; wildness. [1913 Webster] The heyday in the blood is tame. Shak. [1913 Webster] In the heyday of their victories …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 heyday — ► NOUN (one s heyday) ▪ the period of one s greatest success, activity, or vigour. ORIGIN originally an exclamation of joy or surprise …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Heyday — Hey day , interj. [Cf. G. heida, or hei da, D. hei daar. Cf. {Hey}, and {There}.] An expression of frolic and exultation, and sometimes of wonder. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 heyday — index prosperity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 heyday — late 16c., alteration of heyda (1520s), exclamation of playfulness or surprise, something like Mod.Eng. hurrah, apparently an extended form of M.E. interjection hey or hei (see HEY (Cf. hey)). Modern sense of stage of greatest vigor first… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 heyday — [n] prime acme, culmination, day, height, high point, high spot, peak, pinnacle, prime time, salad days, time, zenith; concept 816 Ant. low point …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 heyday — [hā′dā΄] n. [ME hei dai, full daylight, well on in the day < hei, HIGH + dai, DAY] the time of greatest health, vigor, success, prosperity, etc.; prime interj. [earlier heyda prob. < (or akin to) Ger & Dan heida, Du heidaar, hey there!: see …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 heyday — UK [ˈheɪdeɪ] / US [ˈheɪˌdeɪ] noun [countable] Word forms heyday : singular heyday plural heydays the period of time when a person, idea, or object is most successful or popular In his heyday his face was on every magazine cover …

    English dictionary

  • 10 heyday — hey|day [ˈheıdeı] n [C usually singular] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: heyda a shout of happiness (16 17 centuries); influenced by day] the time when someone or something was most popular, successful, or powerful in sb s heyday ▪ a picture of Greta… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 heyday — [[t]he͟ɪdeɪ[/t]] N SING: with poss Someone s heyday is the time when they are most powerful, successful, or popular. In its heyday, the studio s boast was that it had more stars than there are in heaven …

    English dictionary

  • 12 heyday — noun (one s heyday) the period of one s greatest success, activity, or vigour. Origin C16 (denoting good spirits or passion): from archaic heyday!, an exclamation of joy or surprise …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 heyday — noun sb s/sth s heyday the time when someone or something was most popular, successful, or powerful: a picture of Greta Garbo in her heyday …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 heyday — hey•day [[t]ˈheɪˌdeɪ[/t]] n. 1) the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success, etc.; prime: the heyday of the silent movies[/ex] 2) archaic high spirits Sometimes, hey′dey . Etymology: 1580–90; var. of high day, appar. by confusion… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 heyday — heyday1 /hay day /, n. 1. the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success, etc.; prime: the heyday of the vaudeville stars. 2. Archaic. high spirits. Also, heydey. [1580 90; var. of HIGH DAY, appar. by confusion with HEYDAY2] heyday2… …

    Universalium

  • 16 heyday — 1. noun A period of success, popularity or power; prime. The early twentieth century was the heyday of the steam locomotive. 2. interjection A lively greeting …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 heyday — hey|day [ heı,deı ] noun count the period of time when a person, idea, or object is most successful or popular: In his heyday his face was on every magazine cover …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 heyday — [16] Etymologically, the day of heyday has no connection with the English noun day, although it has come to resemble it over the centuries. Nor is hey related to hay. Originally the word was heyda, an exclamation roughly equivalent to modern… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 heyday — best years, in your prime    In his heyday, Pele was the best soccer player in the world …

    English idioms

  • 20 heyday — noun during his heyday, he was quite the matinee idol Syn: prime, peak, height, pinnacle, summit, apex, acme, zenith, climax, high point; day, time, bloom, flowering; prime of life, salad days, halcyon days, glory days …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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