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Definition of "vacation" [va•ca•tion]

  • A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee. (noun)
  • A holiday. (noun)
  • A fixed period of holidays, especially one during which a school, court, or business suspends activities. (noun)
  • Archaic The act or an instance of vacating. (noun)
  • To take or spend a vacation. (verb-intransitive)
  • A period of the year when the law courts or universities are closed (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A period in which a break is taken from work or studies for rest, travel, or recreation (noun)
  • The act of departing from or abandoning property, etc (noun)
  • To take a vacation; holiday (verb)

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Use "vacation" in a sentence
  • "A great outdoor enthusiast, John believes that the word vacation is synonymous with white-water rafting and long, arduous hikes in the woods."
  • "Get could pictures and see the sights while your there, I hope you enjoyed your vacation is the not sure a arrogant pompous idiot will find humble Ohio a place to return to. whaley41"
  • "I wish I could go, but my vacation is already taken up by other upcoming trips."