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Definitions of vacation

  1. the act of making something legally void
  2. 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"
  3. The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.
  4. Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
  5. Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.
  6. The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation.
  7. The time when an office is vacant; esp. ( Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.
  8. The act of making empty or leaving without an occupant; a making void; a short or long interruption in work or business; as, he took only a day's vacation; a period of leisure or rest; a holiday.
  9. A vacating or making void, or invalid: freedom from duty, etc.: recess: break in the sittings of law- courts: school and college holidays.
  10. Act of vacating; intermission of duty; recess.
  11. An intermission; period of recreation.
  12. Act of making void; intermission of a stated employment; intermission of judicial proceedings; the recess between one term and another; the intermission of regular studies and exercises of a college or seminary; the time when a see or other spiritual dignity is vacant; leisure.
  13. Act of making void; the intermission of judicial proceedings; interruption for a time of regular studies at a college or school; intermission of any stated employment.
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Usage examples for vacation

  1. I confess I'm hungry for a message from the outside world; and during the school vacation we can get away once in a while to enjoy ourselves." – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  2. He wants me to go West for a vacation. – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  3. So, placing my chair up alongside of his, I took from my pocket a letter which I had just received from my nephew, who had been spending his vacation in the West, and which I had not known exactly how to answer. – A Jolly by Josh by "Josh"
  4. As the teacher was on vacation, the writer could not interview her. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  5. She wanted to speak up and tell him that vacation in Tillbury with all her friends would be fun, but she didn't dare do that either. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  6. " I haven't much feeling for a vacation," she said. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  7. Summer Shooting As a general rule our guns should be put away for a long rest before the summer vacation. – Fishing and Shooting Sketches by Grover Cleveland
  8. He was under foot every minute during the Christmas vacation. – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  9. In two weeks vacation will be here. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  10. But I dread the Long Vacation, And its work by night and day, After all the dissipation Energetic of the May. – Sagittulae, Random Verses by E. W. Bowling
  11. This unexpected " vacation" had come about quite simply. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  12. It was his vacation. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. When Isadore had returned from his vacation with the Pauldings, he had decided to centre his efforts on this project. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  14. His wife said he hadn't had a vacation of over a week in eleven years. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  15. Burris had called it a vacation and, in one way, Malone supposed, Burris was perfectly right. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  16. Say, got any plans made for your vacation?" – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  17. What a vacation it had been! – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
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