Armistice Day

noun
a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954
Part Holonyms: ↑November, ↑Nov

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noun, pl ⋯ Days [count, noncount]
US old-fashioned :

veterans day

— used before the official adoption of Veterans Day in 1954

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Armistice Day [Armistice Day]
11 November, the anniversary of the end of ↑World War I, also calledPoppy Day. People used to stop what they were doing at 11 a.m. on Armistice Day and stand in silence for two minutes to remember the dead. After ↑World War II it was replaced by ↑Remembrance Sunday in Britain and Veterans' Day in America.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Armistice Day — is the anniversary of the symbolic end of World War I on 11 November, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at… …   Wikipedia

  • Armistice Day — n. Nov. 11, the anniversary of the armistice of WWI in 1918: see VETERANS DAY …   English World dictionary

  • Armistice Day — November 11th, celebrated as the ↑anniversary of the end of the World War I in 1918 →↑Remembrance Day →Veterans Day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Armistice Day — Armistice ,Day noun count or uncount November 11th, the ANNIVERSARY of the date in 1918 on which World War I ended, now called Veterans Day …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Armistice Day — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Armistice Day : singular Armistice Day plural Armistice Days 11 November, the anniversary of the date in 1918 on which the First World War ended …   English dictionary

  • Armistice Day — noun Etymology: from the armistice terminating World War I on November 11, 1918 Date: 1919 Veterans Day used before the official adoption of Veterans Day in 1954 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Armistice Day — noun the anniversary of the armistice of 11 November 1918, now replaced by Remembrance Sunday in the UK …   English new terms dictionary

  • Armistice Day — Ar′mistice Day n. mil former name of Veterans Day • Etymology: 1918–19 …   From formal English to slang

  • Armistice Day — /ˈaməstəs deɪ/ (say ahmuhstuhs day) noun → Remembrance Day …   Australian English dictionary

  • Armistice Day — former name of Veterans Day. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

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