from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun May 1, observed in the United States, Canada, and parts of Western Europe in celebration of the coming of spring.
  • noun May 1, observed as a holiday especially in socialist countries in honor of labor and labor organizations.

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  • noun The first day of May, the traditional day for pagan fertility rites.
  • noun The first day of May, a spring festival, a celebration of the beginning of the spring.
  • noun The first day of May, a world-wide workers' holiday.


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