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. Joe Schwartz:

    You will have more fun on your vacation if you maintain a mental age of 18 or less. Act just old enough to make your travel connections and stay out of trouble.

  2. Carsten Brzeski:

    The Ukraine crisis has calmed down, without being solved; the rest of the euro zone should continue to recover, albeit at a too low pace; and the negative impact from the timing of the summer vacation has finally disappeared.

  3. Devi Nampiaparampil:

    So you can have headache, abdominal pain, all these things but unless you thought you had some other issues you might just think youre sick, youre on vacation or you ate something wrong.

  4. Ayah Javier:

    When people come on vacation, most of them are traveling halfway around the world.

  5. Bob Diener:

    I think the most significant impact of the acquisition is that suppliers are going to be dealing with fewer players, that means it’s more important for hotels, vacation rental companies, car rental companies and other companies that contract with OTAs to diversify their sources of distribution. It makes the case even more compelling for suppliers to diversify more and work with companies such as Getaroom.com, because they wo n’t want to put all of their eggs in one basket.

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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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