I. interjection Etymology: irregular from hey Date: 1599 archaic — used to express elation or wonder II. noun Date: 1590 1. archaic high spirits 2. the period of one's greatest popularity, vigor, or prosperity

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  • Heyday — was a horse that competed in the sport of eventing, ridden by American Bruce Davidson. He was one of the Top Ten All American High Point Horses of the Century in eventing.*Born: 1987 *Color: Bay *Markings: Star, off fore sock *Height: 16.0 hh… …   Wikipedia

  • Heyday — Hey day , n. [Prob. for. high day. See High, and {Day}.] The time of triumph and exultation; hence, joy, high spirits, frolicsomeness; wildness. [1913 Webster] The heyday in the blood is tame. Shak. [1913 Webster] In the heyday of their victories …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heyday — ► NOUN (one s heyday) ▪ the period of one s greatest success, activity, or vigour. ORIGIN originally an exclamation of joy or surprise …   English terms dictionary

  • Heyday — Hey day , interj. [Cf. G. heida, or hei da, D. hei daar. Cf. {Hey}, and {There}.] An expression of frolic and exultation, and sometimes of wonder. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heyday — index prosperity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heyday — late 16c., alteration of heyda (1520s), exclamation of playfulness or surprise, something like Mod.Eng. hurrah, apparently an extended form of M.E. interjection hey or hei (see HEY (Cf. hey)). Modern sense of stage of greatest vigor first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • heyday — [n] prime acme, culmination, day, height, high point, high spot, peak, pinnacle, prime time, salad days, time, zenith; concept 816 Ant. low point …   New thesaurus

  • heyday — [hā′dā΄] n. [ME hei dai, full daylight, well on in the day < hei, HIGH + dai, DAY] the time of greatest health, vigor, success, prosperity, etc.; prime interj. [earlier heyda prob. < (or akin to) Ger & Dan heida, Du heidaar, hey there!: see …   English World dictionary

  • heyday — UK [ˈheɪdeɪ] / US [ˈheɪˌdeɪ] noun [countable] Word forms heyday : singular heyday plural heydays the period of time when a person, idea, or object is most successful or popular In his heyday his face was on every magazine cover …   English dictionary

  • heyday — hey|day [ˈheıdeı] n [C usually singular] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: heyda a shout of happiness (16 17 centuries); influenced by day] the time when someone or something was most popular, successful, or powerful in sb s heyday ▪ a picture of Greta… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heyday — [[t]he͟ɪdeɪ[/t]] N SING: with poss Someone s heyday is the time when they are most powerful, successful, or popular. In its heyday, the studio s boast was that it had more stars than there are in heaven …   English dictionary

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