A vacation is 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.

Definitions of vacation

n leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

“we get two weeks of vacation every summer”
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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
paid vacation
a vacation from work by an employee with pay granted
Type of:
leisure, leisure time
time available for ease and relaxation

n the act of making something legally void

Type of:
abrogation, annulment, repeal
the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

v spend or take a vacation

spend a holiday after one's marriage
Type of:
pass, spend
pass time in a specific way

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