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heyday

Definition:

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Class:

time noun (time and temporal relations)

Plural:

heydays

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

golden age

Synonyms:

bloom | blossom | efflorescence | flower | flush | glory days [plural] | peak | prime

Etymology:

alteration of heyda (1520s), exclamation of playfulness or surprise, something...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

heyday | prime [synonym]

the time of most power, popularity, vigour, etc; prime (9 of 479 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heyday

Wikipedia:

Heyday [disambiguation]

may refer to: Heyday (The Church album), a 1986 album by The Church | Heyday (Fairport Convention album), a 1987 album by Fairport Convention | Heyday (horse) (born 1987), a horse that competed in the sport of eventing | Heyday (novel), a historical... (40 of 132 words, 8 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

heyday [entry 1, interjection]

[archaic, used to express elation or wonder] (7 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heyday

heyday [entry 2, noun] | blossom [synonym, sense-specific] | florescence [synonym, sense-specific] | floruit [synonym, sense-specific] | flower [synonym, sense-specific] | flush [synonym, sense-specific] | bloom [synonym, sense-specific] | high noon [synonym, sense-specific] | prime [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] high spirits | the period of one's greatest popularity, vigor, or prosperity (12 of 109 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heyday show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

heyday | one's heyday

(usually "one's heyday") | the period of a person's or thing's greatest success, popularity, activity, or vigour (16 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heyday

New World Dictionary:

heyday

the time of greatest health, vigor, success, prosperity, etc.; prime | [archaic] used to express surprise, joy, or wonder (18 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heyday

Wiktionary:

heyday | heydays [plural] | day in the sun [synonym, sense-specific] | prime [synonym, sense-specific]

A period of success, popularity or power; prime. | A lively greeting. | [obsolete] An expression of frolic and exultation, and sometimes of wonder. (22 of 52 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heyday

Macmillan British Dictionary:

heyday [countable] | heydays [plural]

the period of time when a person, idea, or object is most successful or popular (15 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heyday

Random House Dictionary:

heyday | heydey [sense-specific] | prime [synonym, sense-specific]

the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success, etc.; prime. | [archaic] high spirits. | "heyday" : [archaic] : (used as an exclamation of ... (23 of 41 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/heyday

Cambridge Dictionary:

heyday

the most successful or popular period of someone or something (10 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heyday

American Heritage Dictionary:

heyday

The period of greatest popularity, success, or power; prime. (9 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heyday

Britannica Encyclopedia:

flower [plant anatomy]

the reproductive portion of any plant in the division Magnoliophyta, commonly called flowering plants or angiosperms. As popularly used, the term ... (21 of 1051 words, 15 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/211029​/flower

Columbia Encyclopedia:

flower

name for the specialized part of a plant containing the reproductive organs, applied to angiosperms only. A flower may be thought of as a modified, ... (25 of 455 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0818984​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

heyday

the time of somebody's or something's greatest success, popularity, or power (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617762​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

heyday

First use: late 16th century

Origin: alteration of heyda (1520s), exclamation of playfulness or surprise, something like Modern English hurrah, apparently an extended form ... (21 of 55 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=heyday

Wiktionary:

heyday | heydays [plural]

Origin: Late 16th century, from earlier heyda (1520s), as exclamation - compare hey, hei. Sense "period of success, vigor" from 1751, which respelt as heyday based on unrelated day (as "period of time") - compare day in the sun.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heyday

New World Dictionary:

heyday

Origin: Middle English hei dai, full daylight, well on in the day from hei, "high" + dai, "day" | earlier heyda probably from (or ... (22 of 33 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heyday

Oxford Dictionary:

heyday | one's heyday

First use: late 16th century

Origin: (denoting good spirits or passion): from archaic heyday!, an exclamation of joy, surprise, etc.

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heyday

American Heritage Dictionary:

heyday

Origin: Perhaps alteration of heyda, exclamation of pleasure, probably alteration of Middle English hey, hey.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heyday

Collins Dictionary:

heyday

First use: 16th century

Origin: probably based on hey

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heyday

Merriam-Webster:

heyday [entry 1, interjection]

First use: 1599

Origin: irregular from hey

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heyday

hey

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hey

Encarta Dictionary:

heyday

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: obsolete heyda "hurrah", origin ?, by association with day

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617762​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

heyday | heydays [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heyday"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heyday

Collins Dictionary:

heyday

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heyday"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heyday

Macmillan British Dictionary:

heyday [countable] | heydays [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heyday"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heyday

Macmillan American Dictionary:

heyday [countable] | heydays [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heyday"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/heyday

Cambridge Dictionary:

heyday

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "heyday"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "heyday"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heyday

the Free Dictionary:

heyday

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "heyday"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "heyday"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "heyday" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

heyday | heydays [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "heyday"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

heyday

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heyday"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=heyday​01 word=heyday

YourDictionary Audio:

heyday

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heyday" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heyday

freedictionary.org:

heyday

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heyday" by speech synthesizer

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