vacation

vacation

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of vacation in English

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English

Etymology

From Middle French vacation, from Latin vacātio.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/, /veɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
  • (US) enPR: vā-kā'shən, IPA(key): /veɪˈkeɪʃən/, /vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən, -eɪʃn
  • Hyphenation: va‧ca‧tion

Noun

vacation (countable and uncountable, plural vacations)

  1. Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
  2. (obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. [15th-17th c.]
  3. A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
  4. (Canada, US) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
  5. 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.
  6. (US, law) The act of making legally void.

Synonyms

  • (Britain) holiday (1,4), annulment (2), revocation (2)

Derived terms

  • staycation
  • vaca, vacay

Translations

Verb

vacation (third-person singular simple present vacations, present participle vacationing, simple past and past participle vacationed)

  1. (intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.
    This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico.

Synonyms

  • (Britain) go on holiday
  • go on vacation
  • holiday

Translations

Related terms

  • vacate

Anagrams

  • Octavian

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vakasjɔ̃/

Noun

vacation f (plural vacations)

  1. (law) session

Further reading

  • “vacation” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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