Sabbatical vs Holiday - What's the difference?

sabbatical | holiday |


As nouns the difference between sabbatical and holiday

is that sabbatical is an extended period of leave, often one year long, taken by an employee in order to carry out projects not otherwise associated with the employee's job during the sabbatical, the employer may pay some or all of the wages that would have been otherwise earned or some or all of the expenses incurred university lecturers, for example, may be granted a one-year paid sabbatical once every seven years while holiday is a day on which a festival, religious event, or national celebration is traditionally observed.

As an adjective sabbatical

is relating to the sabbath.

As a verb holiday is

to take a period of time away from work or study.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sabbatical

Alternative forms

* sabbatic

Adjective

(-)
  • Relating to the Sabbath.
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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An extended period of leave, often one year long, taken by an employee in order to carry out projects not otherwise associated with the employee's job. During the sabbatical, the employer may pay some or all of the wages that would have been otherwise earned or some or all of the expenses incurred. University lecturers, for example, may be granted a one-year paid sabbatical once every seven years.
  • holiday

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A day on which a festival, religious event, or national celebration is traditionally observed.
  • Today is a Wiccan holiday !
  • A day declared free from work by the state or government.
  • A period of one or more days taken off work by an employee for leisure.
  • A period during which pupils and students do not attend their school or university.
  • A period taken off work or study for travel or leisure.
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  • Synonyms

    * (day on which a festival, etc, is traditionally observed''): feast day (''celebratory religious event ) * (day declared free from work by the government ): Bank Holiday (UK), national holiday * (period of one or more days taken off work by an employee for leisure ): leave, time off * (period taken off work or study for travel ): vacation (US)

    Derived terms

    * bank holiday * busman's holiday * go on holiday * high days and holidays * holiday season * holiday-maker, holidaymaker * holidayer * public holiday * summer holiday

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To take a period of time away from work or study.
  • (British) To spend a period of time for travel.
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