Definitions for vacationveɪˈkeɪ ʃən, və-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacation, holiday(noun)

    leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

    "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"

  2. vacation(verb)

    the act of making something legally void

  3. vacation, holiday(verb)

    spend or take a vacation

GCIDE

  1. Vacation(n.)

    A period of intermission of regular paid work or employment, or of studies and exercises at an educational institution; the time during which a person temporarily ceases regular duties of any kind and performs other activites, usually some form of liesure; holidays; recess (at a school); as, the spring vacation; to spend one's vacation travelling; to paint the house while on vacation. Vacation is typically used for rest, travel, or recreation, but may be used for any purpose. In Britain this sense of vacation is usually referred to as holiday.

  2. Origin: [F., fr. L. vacatio a being free from a duty, service, etc., fr. vacare. See Vacate.]

Wiktionary

  1. vacation(Noun)

    Freedom from some business or activity.

  2. vacation(Noun)

    Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity.

  3. vacation(Noun)

    A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc.

  4. vacation(Noun)

    A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.

  5. vacation(Noun)

    The act of vacating something; moving out.

    The Conservative Partyu2019s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.

  6. vacation(Noun)

    the act of making legally void.

  7. vacation(Verb)

    To spend or take a vacation.

    This year, weu2019re vacationing in Mexico.

  8. Origin: From vacation, from vacatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacation(noun)

    the act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter

  2. Vacation(noun)

    intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure

  3. Vacation(noun)

    intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess

  4. Vacation(noun)

    the intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation

  5. Vacation(noun)

    the time when an office is vacant; esp. (Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant

  6. Origin: [F., fr. L. vacatio a being free from a duty, service, etc., fr. vacare. See Vacate.]

Freebase

  1. Vacation

    A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family. A person may take a longer break from work, such as a sabbatical, gap year, or career break. The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. Once the idea of travel and recreation was a luxury of wealthy people alone. In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons other than weekly observance of the Sabbath, was frowned upon. However, the modern concept of vacation was led by a later religious movement encouraging spiritual retreat and recreation. The notion of breaking from work periodically took root among the middle and working class.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. vacation

    A period of increased and pleasurable activity when your wife is at the seashore.


Translations for vacation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إجازة, عطلةArabic
  • prázdniny, dovolenáCzech
  • holde, fratrædelse, tage, ferie, fraflytningDanish
  • Annullierung, Preisgabe, [[Urlaub]] [[machen]], Ferien, [[Ferien]] [[machen]], UrlaubGerman
  • libertempo, feriiEsperanto
  • vacacionar, vacación, vacacionesSpanish
  • tühistamine, vabastamine, annuleerimine, puhkusEstonian
  • oporBasque
  • lähtö, mitätöinti, loma, tyhjentäminen, jättäminen, hylkääminen, poismuutto, vapaapäivä, lomaillaFinnish
  • [[aller]] [[en]] [[vacances]], vacancesFrench
  • חופשה, חופשHebrew
  • szabadság, szünidő, vakációHungarian
  • vacantiaInterlingua
  • vakancoIdo
  • vacanza, [[andare]] [[in]] [[vacanza]]Italian
  • 休暇, バケーション, ヴァカンス, 休廷, バカンス, 取る, 休みJapanese
  • არდადეგებიGeorgian
  • 휴가, 休暇Korean
  • feriae, cessatioLatin
  • поништување, одмoра, одмор, испразнување, користи годишен одмор, распуст, ослободување, оставањеMacedonian
  • амралтMongolian
  • [[op]] [[vakantie]] [[gaan]], vakantieDutch
  • ferieNorwegian
  • wakacjePolish
  • férias, [[sair]] [[de]] [[férias]]Portuguese
  • vacanță, anulare, golireRomanian
  • освобождение, каникулы, [[проводить]] [[отпуск]], отмена, оставление, отпуск, [[провести]] [[отпуск]], отгулRussian
  • ledighet, ferie, lov, semester, semestraSwedish
  • kỳ nghỉ, đi nghỉVietnamese

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