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

English Online Dictionary. What means vacation‎? What does vacation mean?

From Middle English vacation, vacacion, vacacioun, from Anglo-Norman vacacioun, from Old French vacacion, vacation, from Latin vacātiō. Equivalent to vacate +‎ -ion.

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

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. An extended period of time away from work or school.
    Spring vacation offers a good opportunity to travel.
  6. The act of vacating something; moving out. [from 19th c.]
  7. (US, law) The act of making legally void.
  • (freedom from some activity): holiday (Commonwealth)
  • (free time given over to a specific purpose): annulment, revocation
  • (a stretch of leisure time away from work): holiday (Commonwealth); see also Thesaurus:vacation
  • (act of vacating something): departure, moveout

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.
  • (UK) go on holiday
  • go on vacation
  • holiday
  • vacate
  • Octavian
  • IPA(key): /va.ka.sjɔ̃/

vacation f (plural vacations)

  1. (law) session
  • “vacation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

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