Definitions for vacation
veɪˈkeɪ ʃən, və-va·ca·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word vacation.
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"
the act of making something legally void
spend or take a vacation
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.
Freedom from some business or activity.
Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity.
A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc.
A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.
The act of vacating something; moving out.
The Conservative Party's vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.
the act of making legally void.
To spend or take a vacation.
This year, we're vacationing in Mexico.
Etymology: From vacation, from vacatio.
A vacation (American English) or holiday (British English) is either a leave of absence from a regular job or an instance of leisure travel away from home. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family. Vacations may include a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. 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. Historically, the idea of travel for recreation was a luxury that only wealthy people could afford (see Grand Tour). 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.
A vacation can be generally defined as a period of time when an individual or a group of people take a break from their regular daily routine, job, or studies to relax, engage in leisure activities, or travel to a destination away from their usual environment. It typically involves time off work, school, or other responsibilities to rejuvenate, unwind, and enjoy recreational activities.
the act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter
intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure
intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess
the intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation
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.]
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
A period of increased and pleasurable activity when your wife is at the seashore.
The numerical value of vacation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vacation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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I was always looking to be entertained. We lead such full lives and a lot of us don't lead very pleasant lives and don't like what we do... My dad worked his whole life as a salesman and that wasn't what he really wanted to do. He looked forward to two weeks vacation every year and he used to say to me, 'Whatever you do, make sure you do something you really like so you don't just have your vacation to look forward to.' And I love movies.
A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it.
We heard from people wanting more tools to help them plan for a Disney vacation, and we heard that sometimes a vacation doesn’t happen because there was no opportunity to save for it.
I would put nail polish on. I could have, you know, a pair of my sister's shoes on, it was like a reset, it was like a vacation for me. So I had my vacation away from Chris.
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- إجازة, عطلةArabic
- prázdniny, dovolenáCzech
- fraflytning, ferie, fratrædelse, holde, tageDanish
- Urlaub, Annullierung, [[Urlaub]] [[machen]], Ferien, [[Ferien]] [[machen]], PreisgabeGerman
- ferii, libertempoEsperanto
- vacación, vacacionar, vacacionesSpanish
- annuleerimine, vabastamine, tühistamine, puhkusEstonian
- hylkääminen, poismuutto, vapaapäivä, lomailla, tyhjentäminen, jättäminen, lähtö, mitätöinti, lomaFinnish
- [[aller]] [[en]] [[vacances]], vacancesFrench
- חופש, חופשהHebrew
- vakáció, szabadság, szünidőHungarian
- [[andare]] [[in]] [[vacanza]], vacanzaItalian
- バカンス, 休廷, 休み, 休暇, 取る, バケーション, ヴァカンスJapanese
- 休暇, 휴가Korean
- feriae, cessatioLatin
- одмoра, користи годишен одмор, испразнување, одмор, поништување, оставање, ослободување, распустMacedonian
- vakantie, [[op]] [[vakantie]] [[gaan]]Dutch
- [[sair]] [[de]] [[férias]], fériasPortuguese
- golire, anulare, vacanțăRomanian
- оставление, [[провести]] [[отпуск]], освобождение, отгул, [[проводить]] [[отпуск]], каникулы, отпуск, отменаRussian
- ferie, ledighet, semester, lov, semestraSwedish
- kỳ nghỉ, đi nghỉVietnamese
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