WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
May Day′, 
  • the first day of May, long celebrated with various festivities, as the crowning of the May queen, dancing around the Maypole, and, in recent years, often marked by labor parades and political demonstrations.
    • Middle English 1225–75

    May•day  (mādā′),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. Telecommunicationsthe international radiotelephone distress signal, used by ships and aircraft.
    • French (venez) m'aider (come) help me!
    • 1925–30


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    May Day n
    1. the first day of May, traditionally a celebration of the coming of spring: in some countries now observed as a holiday in honour of workers



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