Vacation

/vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

Origin

1350–1400; < Latin vacātiōn- (stem of vacātiō freedom from something; see vacate, -ion); replacing Middle English vacacioun < Anglo-French (Source: dictionary.com)

Late Middle English from Old French, or from Latin vacatio(n-), from vacare ‘be unoccupied’ (see vacate). (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Vacation

Vacation

noun

  1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday:
  2. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
  3. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.
  4. an act or instance of vacating.
  5. mainly British a period of the year when the law courts or universities are closed
  6. mainly US and Canadian a period in which a break is taken from work or studies for rest, travel, or recreationAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries) holiday
  7. the act of departing from or abandoning property, etc

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Vacation

verb (used without object)

  1. to take or have a vacation:

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Vacation

verb

  1. (intr) US and Canadian to take a vacation; holiday

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Vacation

noun

  1. A fixed holiday period between terms in universities and law courts.
  2. The action of leaving something one previously occupied.

lexico.com

Vacation

verb

  1. Take a holiday.

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Vacation

noun

  1. : a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation had a restful vacation at the beach
  2. : a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended
  3. : a period of exemption from work granted to an employee
  4. : a respite or a time of respite from something : intermission
  5. : an act or an instance of vacating

merriam-webster.com

Vacation

verb

  1. : to take or spend a vacation vacationed at the shore

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Example sentences for Vacation

  1. The rapid rise of the sharing economy is changing the way people around the world commute, shop, vacation, and borrow.
  2. But Sanders, a representative of the Northeastern vacation state of Vermont, also opposes fossil fuel development.
  3. Her father split by the time she was 11—he moved out while the rest of the family was on vacation.
  4. “Across the board, SAD patients will tell you they feel better [after vacation],” says Dr. Rohan.
  5. On vacation in Crete, Michlin and his wife were looking for a good, hearty meal.
  6. President Wilson, who used occasionally to spend his vacation in the Lake region, was one of his friends.
  7. I suppose her vacation has commenced, and she will soon be on her way home again.
  8. After so long a vacation you couldn't keep him away if you chained him to the court-house pillars; he'd tear 'em in two!
  9. She was given a year's vacation from office work and spent most of it in England and on the continent.
  10. You can afford to take a vacation of a week or two, I should think.

Related words & Synonyms

recess, rest, break, layoff, respite, sabbatical, holiday, recreation, furlough, intermission, spell, fiesta, liberty, leave

Nearby words

vac , vacancy , vacant , vacant possession , vacate , vacation bible school , vacation pay , vacationer , vacationland , vacaville

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