A family on vacation.
- Vacation means the time allotted by an employer for an employee to not be present at work.
The time someone takes from work to travel is an example of vacation.
- Vacation is defined as taking a break from your regular work or routine to relax.
A restful family trip out of town is an example of a vacation.
- freedom from any activity; rest; respite; intermission
- a period of rest and freedom from work, study, etc.; time of recreation, usually a specific interval in a year
- Rare the act of making vacant
- Law a formal recess between terms of a court
Origin of vacationMiddle English vacacion from Middle French from Classical Latin vacatio
- to take a vacation
- to spend one's vacation: to vacation in Maine
- A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee.
- a. A holiday.b. A fixed period of holidays, especially one during which a school, court, or business suspends activities.
- The act or an instance of vacating.
intransitive verbva·ca·tioned, va·ca·tion·ing, va·ca·tions
Origin of vacationMiddle English vacacioun from Old French vacation from Latin vacātiō vacātiōn- freedom from occupation from vacātus past participle of vacāre to be empty, at leisure ; see euə- in Indo-European roots.
- va·ca′tion·er va·ca′tion·eer′
- Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
- A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
- (North America) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
- The act of vacating something; moving out. [from 19th c.]
- The Conservative Party's vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.
- (US, law) the act of making legally void.
(third-person singular simple present vacations, present participle vacationing, simple past and past participle vacationed)
- (intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.
- This year, we're vacationing in Mexico.
From Middle French vacation, from Latin vacÄtio.