Vacation Definition

vā-kāshən, və-
vacationed, vacationing, vacations
noun
vacations
Freedom from any activity; rest; respite; intermission.
Webster's New World
A period of rest and freedom from work, study, etc.; time of recreation, usually a specific interval in a year.
Webster's New World
A holiday.
American Heritage
A fixed period of holidays, especially one during which a school, court, or business suspends activities.
American Heritage
The act of making vacant.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
work
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verb
vacationed, vacationing
To take a vacation.
Webster's New World
To spend one's vacation.
To vacation in Maine.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
holiday

Other Word Forms of Vacation

Noun

Singular:
vacation
Plural:
vacations

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

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