- (British) IPA: /vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/, /veɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
- (America) enPR: vā-kā'shən, IPA: /veɪˈkeɪʃən/, /vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
- Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
- (obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. [15th-17th c.]
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 28, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
- The first exploited his, sundrie waies, and excelleth in military exploits, and utilitie of his publike vacations.
- A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
- (North America) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
- The act of vacating something; moving out. [from 19th c.]
- The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.
- (US, legal) 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
- French: vacances
- German: Ferien, Urlaub
- Italian: vacanza
- Portuguese: férias, vacação, tolerância
- Russian: о́тпуск
- Spanish: vacaciones
- German: Preisgabe
- Portuguese: vacação, vagação, vacatura, vagatura
- Russian: освобожде́ние
- Spanish: vacación (rare)
- German: Annullierung
- Russian: отме́на
vacation (vacations, present participle vacationing; 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
- French: aller en vacances
- German: Urlaub machen, Ferien machen
- Italian: andare in vacanza
- Portuguese: sair de férias
- Russian: проводи́ть о́тпуск
- Spanish: vacacionar