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/
- (US) enPR: vā-kā'shən, IPA(key): /veɪˈkeɪʃən/, /vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən, -eɪʃn
- Hyphenation: va‧ca‧tion
vacation (countable and uncountable, plural vacations)
- Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
- (obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. [15th–17th c.]
- A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
- (Canada, US) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
- An extended period of time away from work or school.
- Spring vacation offers a good opportunity to travel.
- The act of vacating something; moving out. [from 19th c.]
- (US, law) The act of making legally void.
- (freedom from some activity): holiday (UK)
- (free time given over to a specific purpose): annulment, revocation
- (a stretch of leisure time away from work): holiday (UK); 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)
- (intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.
- This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico.
- (UK) go on holiday
- go on vacation
- IPA(key): /va.ka.sjɔ̃/
vacation f (plural vacations)
- (law) session
- “vacation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.