What does vacation mean?

Definitions for vacation
veɪˈkeɪ ʃən, və-va·ca·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vacation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacation, holidaynoun

    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. vacationverb

    the act of making something legally void

  3. vacation, holidayverb

    spend or take a vacation

GCIDE

  1. Vacationnoun

    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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. vacationnoun

    Freedom from some business or activity.

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  2. vacationnoun

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

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  3. vacationnoun

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

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  4. vacationnoun

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

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  5. vacationnoun

    The act of vacating something; moving out.

    The Conservative Party's vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  6. vacationnoun

    the act of making legally void.

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  7. vacationverb

    To spend or take a vacation.

    This year, we're vacationing in Mexico.

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacationnoun

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

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

  2. Vacationnoun

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

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

  3. Vacationnoun

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

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

  4. Vacationnoun

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

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

  5. Vacationnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vacation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of vacation in a Sentence

  1. Errol Alden:

    A family vacation to an amusement park – or a trip to the grocery store, a football game or school – should not result in children becoming sickened by an almost 100 percent preventable disease, we are fortunate to have an incredibly effective tool that can prevent our children from suffering. That is so rare in medicine.

  2. Yuki Furuse:

    I, of course, support ‘no spectators’ but concerns will never disappear as long as we have a big event like the Games, along with holidays and the vacation season.

  3. Zach Honig:

    While there can be plenty of exciting moments, many aspects of work travel aren't as glamorous as you might think — being able to work toward a free vacation can certainly help take the sting out of spending so much in economy airplane seats and at cookie-cutter hotels instead of at home.

  4. Gudny Valberg:

    There were 10 million affected when it erupted, because of this volcano, many people's lives changed -- they had an extra week of vacation, or they had to rent a car and drive for miles, or they didn't get to a loved one's funeral.

  5. Bryan Cranston:

    Absolutely, I would definitely move, it’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t. It wouldn’t be a vacation. I’d be an expatriate.

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  • 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
  • تعطیلاتPersian
  • lähtö, mitätöinti, loma, tyhjentäminen, jättäminen, hylkääminen, poismuutto, vapaapäivä, lomaillaFinnish
  • [[aller]] [[en]] [[vacances]], vacancesFrench
  • חופשה, חופשHebrew
  • छुट्टीHindi
  • szabadság, szünidő, vakációHungarian
  • vacantiaInterlingua
  • vakancoIdo
  • vacanza, [[andare]] [[in]] [[vacanza]]Italian
  • חוּפשָׁהHebrew
  • 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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    • A. occasional
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