Veterans Day

noun

Definition of Veterans Day

: November 11 set aside in commemoration of the end of hostilities in 1918 and 1945 and observed as a legal holiday in the U.S. to honor the veterans of the armed forces

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Veterans Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Veterans%20Day. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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Veterans Day

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Veterans Day

: a holiday observed on November 11 in the U.S. to honor veterans of the armed forces

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