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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [vey-key-shuh n, vuh-]
    • /veɪˈkeɪ ʃən, və-/
    • /vəˈkeɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vey-key-shuh n, vuh-]
    • /veɪˈkeɪ ʃən, və-/

Definitions of vacation word

  • noun vacation a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: Schoolchildren are on vacation now. 1
  • noun vacation a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended. 1
  • noun vacation freedom or release from duty, business, or activity. 1
  • noun vacation an act or instance of vacating. 1
  • verb without object vacation to take or have a vacation: to vacation in the Caribbean. 1
  • noun vacation tourist travel, holiday 1

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Origin of vacation

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; < Latin vacātiōn- (stem of vacātiō freedom from something; see vacate, -ion); replacing Middle English vacacioun < Anglo-French

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Vacation


vacation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

vacation usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for vacation

verb vacation

  • adventuring — the act of doing adventurous things or having adventures
  • get through — to receive or come to have possession, use, or enjoyment of: to get a birthday present; to get a pension.
  • globetrot — to travel throughout the world, especially regularly or frequently.
  • globetrotting — to travel throughout the world, especially regularly or frequently.

noun vacation

  • breakoff — an abrupt discontinuance, especially of relations
  • conge — permission to depart or dismissal, esp when formal
  • cutoff — A cutoff or a cutoff point is the level or limit at which you decide that something should stop happening.
  • day off — A day off is a day when you do not go to work, even though it is usually a working day.
  • departure — Departure or a departure is the act of going away from somewhere.

Top questions with vacation

  • where to go on vacation?

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