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. Ken Padowitz:

    The Chaits were given everything but a European vacation [by prosecutors] for their testimony and they're just not credible," Padowitz said.

  2. Nancy Schretter:

    People really like the idea of combining giving back with a vacation, and there are now many organizations that let people donate a half a day or a day or whatever it may be while they’re visiting a destination.

  3. Kevin Chiu:

    I went to New York for vacation twice last year, and was so excited to see that people on the street are wearing our jackets, i was very eager to ask them how they like our jackets, but didn't do it because I don't speak much English.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    Miracles: There's a lot of people in this world that don't believe in miracles. I used to be one of them. I didn't think miracles were possible, I thought they were just something somebody made up. But then something happened. I was on my way home from a Florida family vacation and I took a picture of the touchdown Jesus statue at the Solid Rock church in Monroe Ohio on March 13, 2010 and 3 months and one day later on June 14th 2010 it was struck by lightening. Most people believe that it was just bad weather or arson but I believe it was a miracle from God. The Touchdown Jesus Statue stood there since 2004 surviving many bad storms and no one ever had tampered with it before so I ask myself why all of the sudden, why only 3 months and one day after I took a picture of it? Maybe he's revealing himself to me, maybe he's communicating to me, maybe he's trying to tell me something. I had chronic incurable illnesses that the doctors couldn't cure but then all of the sudden they completely went away. I noticed something, that when I truly had faith in God's existence, the day I really believed in God, that's the day all my pain went away. I ask myself how is this possible? The doctors with medical degrees couldn't fix me, I couldn't fix me, medication couldn't fix me, so how did all my pain just go away? Well the only thing I can think of is that when I actually believed in God, the day I actually had faith in his existence it must have activated God's spiritual power and cured me, or as some would consider it a miracle. Miracles happen around us everyday, people just don't care enough, they just don't pay enough attention to see them. Some of these miracles are micro miracles aka small miracles, they may not have much effect on your life, but then there are the gigantic, life changing miracles, the ones that will change your life forever. Whether their micro miracles or gigantic life changing miracles they are very hard to see. So its going to be required that you really, really, care and pay very close attention so that way when these miracles happen you might be able to spot them. Pay attention to the rare, the uncommon, the unexplainable, events in your life, the things you don't care enough to pay attention to, the things you blow off, they might be signs, miracles from God. God might be communicating to you. God might be trying to tell you something.

  5. Adviser Niv Persaud of Atlanta:

    For each dollar they save, on coupons, special deals, or cheap gas, they earn a star, the one with the most stars at the end of the trip gets to pick the location for the next family vacation.

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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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