- (UK) IPA(key): /vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/, /veɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
- (US) enPR: vā-kā'shən, IPA(key): /veɪˈkeɪʃən/, /vəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən, -eɪʃn
- Hyphenation: va‧ca‧tion
- Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
- (obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. [15th-17th c.]
- A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
- (Canada, US) 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, law) The act of making legally void.
freedom from some business or activity
official holiday period
holiday, period of leisure time
the act of vacating something; moving out of something
the act of making legally void
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- (intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.
- This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico.
to spend or take a vacation