hellow everybody , I just need to know the difference between words ( holiday , vacation , leave , day off ) in meaning and using . please help me to differentiate between those words , becuase I sometime get confused when using them .

thank you for everything and for whatever is your reply .
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Hi,

Here are some basic definitions.

vacation refers to the annual and usually paid time you get off work. In western countries, most people get at least two weeks. Where did you go for your vacation last year?

holiday is the term used in BrE to refer to vacation (or it was when I lived there). It also refers to those days when the law says businesses must close, eg Xmas Day, Easter Monday). The bank was closed when I arrived, because yesterday was a holiday.

leave refers to time when you can go away from your job. It's a word mainly used by places like the army. But in ordinary work, people may go on sick leave. He has a very bad back, so he is away on sick leave.
day off is a day when I don't have to work, for almost any reason.
Best wishes, Clive
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thanks Clive for your useful answer
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