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Meaning of "May Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MAY DAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAY DAY

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May Day is a noun.
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WHAT DOES MAY DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

May Day

May Day

May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. May Day coincides with International Workers' Day, and in many countries that celebrate the latter, it may be referred to as "May Day". Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the celebrations that the day includes.

Definition of May Day in the English dictionary

The definition of May Day in the dictionary is the first day of May, traditionally a celebration of the coming of spring: in some countries now observed as a holiday in honour of workers.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAY DAY

May apple
May beetle
May blobs
may blossom
May bug
May queen
may tree
May Two-Four
maya
Mayakovski
Mayan
maybe
maybird
maybush
Mayday
Mayence
Mayenne
Mayer
mayest
Mayfair

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAY DAY

April Fools´ Day
Ascension Day
Boxing Day
Canada Day
Christmas Day
Father´s Day
Groundhog Day
Inauguration Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Lady Day
Last Day
Memorial Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Poppy Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of May Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «May Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAY DAY

Find out the translation of May Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of May Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «May Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

劳动节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

may Day
570 millions of speakers

English

May Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मई दिवस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عيد العمال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Майский день
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Socorro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মে দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

au secours
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

May Day
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Maifeiertag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メーデー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노동절
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

May Day
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày mồng một tháng năm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மே தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मे डे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Mayıs günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Primo Maggio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

May Day
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

травневий день
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

May Day
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Πρωτομαγιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

May Day
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Första maj
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

May Day
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of May Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAY DAY»

The term «May Day» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.463 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAY DAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about May Day

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAY DAY»

Discover the use of May Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to May Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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May Day
A hip, humorous, and gripping account of small-town murder, this novel is the first in a series of cozies featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots.
Jess Lourey, 2006
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Первое мая: краткая история международного праздника ...
The only account in print of the origins of May Day, with highlights of its first century from around the world. 21 illustrations. Notes. Index.
Philip Sheldon Foner, 1986
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The May Day Murders
The autumnal tranquility of Smithtown, Ohio is shattered when Dr. David Bradley arrives home to find that his wife has been raped and murdered by an intruder who has left no clues behind except the words "May Day" painted in lipstick on his ...
Scott Wittenburg, 2013
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May Day
In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 2011
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The Romantics and the May Day Tradition
To Hunt, nature acts both as a cultural referent and as a physical reality. Hunt's radicalism lies in his vision of May Day as a festival worthy of revival because it celebrates not only closeness to nature but also political change. Hunt suggests ...
Dr Essaka Joshua, 2013
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Miss Flora McFlimsey's May Day
Although Miss McFlimsey knows she isn't beautiful, she discovers she has the potential for another queenly attribute.
Mariana, 1987
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May Day Festivals in America, 1830 to the Present
An important part of the traditional college experience for many women, the celebrations played a surprisingly influential role in the Progressive reform movement.This is a thorough history that examines the creation and development of the ...
Allison Thompson, 2013
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The Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Journey of the Sun from ...
Looks at myths, legends, and ceremonies that honor the sun, and includes a history of ancient cultures that worshiped the sun and songs, meditations, and activities for various festivals.
John Matthews, 2002
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The Cold of May Day Monday: An Approach to Irish Literary ...
An Approach to Irish Literary History Robert Anthony Welch. collection is one of profound sorrow that men and women (mostly men, it may be said) have, for whatever reasons, become emotionally paraplegic in their lives, habits, terrors, ...
Robert Anthony Welch, 2014
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The Phoenix Couple: May Day
Smith E. Wood. enter into mortal combat with anything big enough or strong enough to consume him. The same could have been said for the eighteen-year- old constrictor. Yet, on a day in May, the two had chance to meet on a late afternoon ...
Smith E. Wood

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAY DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term May Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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When Is A Rescuer A Hoarder?
It was a cool May day in 2014, and she wore a down jacket over her pale blue tracksuit. Kimi Peck had called earlier, asking to get rabies shots ... «LA Magazine, Jul 15»
2
Children Used by Leftist Group to Attack Scott Walker on Immigration
The group's website promotes their regular involvement in May Day marches with the group in Wisconsin that hates Gov. Scott Walker the most: ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
3
Local band Barakka caught up in Istanbul protests document journey
... just like the one celebrating the May Day protests and the one year anniversary of Gezi Park/Taksim Square demonstrations we witnessed.". «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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College cites a 'wartime suppression' ruling to justify cease-and …
Oakton Community College sent a former professor a cease-and-desist letter in May because he made a reference to a May Day riot in an ... «The College Fix, Jul 15»
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The Lessons of ILWU Local 10's May Day 2015 Action Against …
ILWU Local 10 and LaborFest organized a meeting to look at the lessons of ILWU Local 10's May Day Action against racist killings. «Bay Area Indymedia, Jul 15»
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SPD body cameras offer new look at chaotic May Day riot
Yet new technology is giving the public a closer view than ever to the Seattle Police Department's defining moments. The KOMO 4 Investigators ... «KOMO News, Jun 15»
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May Day! Emirates A380 pilot declares emergency
The pilot flying the Emirates A380 jet radioed: "Colombo Center: May day, may day." After he sent this distress call, all emergency procedures ... «eTurboNews, Jun 15»
8
Seattle May Day 2015 | Journalists Must Be Protected From Police …
Seattle's riotous May Day demonstrations have become an annual city tradition involving vandalism, allegations of police aggression, political ... «OpEdNews, Jun 15»
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Bringing May Day fun to everyone
... to visit and sing for Keystone members. The Scouts also made May Day baskets as gifts and brought platters of Girl Scout cookies to share. «SW News Media, Jun 15»
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Coldwell Banker agents join May Day Spring Fling at Metuchen …
Nancy Fitzpatrick and Gloria Patterson don spring hats for the “May Day Spring Fling&rdquo Nancy Fitzpatrick and Gloria Patterson don ... «Edison Sentinel, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. May Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/may-day>. Oct 2020 ».
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