Vacation meaning

vā-kāshən, və-
A period of rest and freedom from work, study, etc.; time of recreation, usually a specific interval in a year.
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The act of making vacant.
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(US, law) The act of making legally void.
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Freedom from any activity; rest; respite; intermission.
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A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee.
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To take or spend a vacation.
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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.

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(intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.

This year, we're vacationing in Mexico.

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A formal recess between terms of a court.
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To take a vacation.
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To spend one's vacation.

To vacation in Maine.

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Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
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A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
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(North America) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
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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.

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The act or an instance of vacating.
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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.

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Origin of vacation

  • Middle English vacacioun from Old French vacation from Latin vacātiō vacātiōn- freedom from occupation from vacātus past participle of vacāre to be empty, at leisure euə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French vacation, from Latin vacātio.

    From Wiktionary