vacation

[Va*ca┬Ětion]

A vacation is a time specifically set aside for enjoyment or relaxation, like a dream vacation to Hawaii.

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The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.

Noun
the act of making something legally void

Noun
leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"

Verb
spend or take a vacation


n.
The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.

n.
Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.

n.
Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.

n.
The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation.

n.
The time when an office is vacant; esp. (Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.


Vacation

Va*ca"tion , n. [F., fr. L. vacatio a being free from a duty, service, etc., fr. vacare. See Vacate.] 1. The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter. 2. Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
It was not in his nature, however, at least till years had chastened it, to take any vacation from controversy.
Hence, specifically: - (a) (Law) Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess. "With lawyers in the vacation." Shak. (b) The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation. (c) The time when an office is vacant; esp. (Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.

The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.

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Usage Examples

One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.

It's great that people are basically spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take 'em to some cool places.

The readers are the ones who let us live our dreams. I try to write books which are really compelling - that you'd take on vacation and rather than going out, you'd read in your hotel room because you had to find out what happened. Hopefully that's what readers are responding to.

I love South American food, and I haven't really been down there. I really need a vacation.

My first holiday to San Francisco in 1998-99 was supposed to be a two-week vacation but I ended up staying five weeks and nearly didn't come home.

I think there's a time to work, and everyone has to kind of adjust. And then there's a time to relax, and be the mom or take the kids on vacation when you need to wind down. So it's a matter of planning, and being able to map out your year or your week or let's start with the day. It is just being multi-tasking and being available.

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Other Usage Examples

I'd never had money growing up, and it's never been that important to me, except maybe to take our kids on a nice vacation or something like that.

The thing I love most about going on vacation is that I get to leave behind any kind of schedule. My entire life is scheduled from morning to night, and when I'm on vacation, there is no schedule.

If I'm on location on some island, we usually get up at four in the morning to set up. By seven thirty, we're on the beach working until noon, then we rest. It's not exactly a vacation.

Since traveling is such a big part of my life when I am working, I like to vacation relatively close to home. Florida is a great place for me to go and relax. It's so close, which is perfect because it's the minimal travel time.

Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely.

Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.

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