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Definitions of vacation

  1. spend or take a vacation
  2. the act of making something legally void
  3. 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"
  4. The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.
  5. Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
  6. Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.
  7. The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation.
  8. The time when an office is vacant; esp. ( Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.
  9. 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.
  10. A vacating or making void, or invalid: freedom from duty, etc.: recess: break in the sittings of law- courts: school and college holidays.
  11. Act of vacating; intermission of duty; recess.
  12. An intermission; period of recreation.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. As the teacher was on vacation the writer could not interview her. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  2. " I haven't much feeling for a vacation she said. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  3. This unexpected " vacation had come about quite simply. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  4. Burris had called it a vacation and, in one way, Malone supposed, Burris was perfectly right. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  5. 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
  6. 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"
  7. 10. A letter describing experiences which you had on your vacation – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  8. In two weeks vacation will be here. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. So when there is a lucky day, there will be prosperity in the fishing industry, but this prosperity will not benefit the fisherman; he will have only his wage, and when he has caught too many fish, he will not have a few days' vacation but will be out of a job. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  12. It was his vacation – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. What a vacation it had been! – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  14. He wants me to go West for a vacation – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  15. 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
  16. His wife said he hadn't had a vacation of over a week in eleven years. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  17. He was under foot every minute during the Christmas vacation – Just Patty by Jean Webster
  18. Say, got any plans made for your vacation – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  19. 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
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