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
    Indian

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. Tatyana Danilova:

    People are very happy to get distracted from the travel, from their routines, whether they're flying on their journey for vacation or work, everybody is usually very happy and it makes them pause for a second and smile and be like, 'oh, it's great.'.

  2. Cynthia Garcia Coll:

    Pedro Rosselló and Pedro Rosselló chat messages put into words what we have been feeling as people for a long time, that we are nothing. They can take our pensions. They can lower our salaries. They can take away our vacation time. They can take away our Christmas bonuses.

  3. Janet Bodnar:

    It sounds like a smart marketing move because Disney wants to make it easy for people to visit the parks, and it also looks like a smart move for people who want to take their families on Disney vacation.

  4. Lance Trover:

    The primary elections are over and rather than issuing partisan press releases, the speaker needs to end his month-long vacation and begin working with the governor to enact a balanced budget alongside structural reforms that grow our economy.

  5. Carnard Davis:

    I came here on vacation and saw how smooth and easy it was here, and I wanted a change.

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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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