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, 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.

    Etymology: [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.

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  2. vacation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  3. vacation(Noun)

    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. vacation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  5. vacation(Noun)

    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. vacation(Noun)

    the act of making legally void.

    Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.

  7. vacation(Verb)

    To spend or take a vacation.

    This year, we're vacationing in Mexico.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Vacation(noun)

    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. Vacation(noun)

    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. Vacation(noun)

    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. Vacation(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce vacation?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say vacation in sign language?

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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. Jurassic World star Dallas-Howard:

    Getting to be here for a length of time longer than a vacation was incredible, i really had the time to take things in. Anything that can encourage someone to take some time and go see one of the most beautiful places on Earth is great. If the movie does bring in visitors, then wonderful.

  2. Christine Blasey Ford:

    It's easier for me to travel going that direction when it's a vacation.

  3. 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.

  4. Rhonda Klein:

    It's the one time when everyone has the same vacation, it's a great tradition.

  5. Serina Tsubakihara:

    Park Lee said. Park Lee posted a lengthy message on Facebook in Chinese and Japanese after seeing several photos were taken in Japan. He said clues indicated the camera was owned by young people and posted several of the photos to help identify the owner. Within a day his post received more than 10,000 shares and a response from the owner, Serina Tsubakihara. Park Lee said he believed the camera was owned by someone who was younger based on the photos. ( Park Lee & Serina Tsubakihara) I couldn't believe Park Lee, Serina Tsubakihara told the BBC. I was super surprised when my friends told me about this and sent me the post with those pictures. Serina Tsubakihara said Serina Tsubakihara lost the camera in 2015 while Serina Tsubakihara was on vacation on the island of Ishigaki, Okinawa, about 155 miles east of Taiwan. The camera then drifted hundreds of miles, eventually washing ashore the beach in Taiwan. Park Lee posted several pictures to help identify the owner. ( Park Lee & Serina Tsubakihara) I was scuba diving and I lost the camera when one of my friends ran out of air and needed my help.

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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
  • 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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