A vacation a time specifically set aside for enjoyment or relaxation, like a dream vacation to Hawaii.
Vacation began as an Old French word, meaning "freedom or release" from an activity or occupation — like summer vacation. There's no school. During summer vacation, you'll do lots of things — but you won't be in school. You might even go somewhere for a vacation. Another meaning of vacation is "voiding something legal," like the vacation of the old law about not tying your horse in front of City Hall.
n leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
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a short vacation about halfway through a school term
informal term for vacation
field day, outing, picnic
a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
a holiday taken by a newly married couple
a vacation from work by an employee with pay granted