Definition of half-term in English:



  • A short holiday about halfway through a school term.

    ‘their sons are on half-term’
    ‘I'm not coming home at half-term’
    as modifier ‘his half-term report’
    ‘the half-term holiday’
    • ‘Yesterday, children from several York schools took part in a Viking procession before they broke up for the half-term holiday.’
    • ‘All in all, the half-term report has a familiar tone: ‘sound progress, but could do better’.’
    • ‘The children, who had spent the half-term holiday in Salou, were reported by a fellow pupil for trying to sneak home the animal.’
    • ‘Owing to the half-term break we were unable to contact Mrs Holmes.’
    • ‘I want to have the week that the boys are on half-term holiday.’
    break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday
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