Definitions of vacation

  1. 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"
  2. The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.
  3. Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
  4. Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.
  5. The intermission of the regular studies and exercises of an educational institution between terms; holidays; as, the spring vacation.
  6. The time when an office is vacant; esp. ( Eccl.), the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.
  7. 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.
  8. A vacating or making void, or invalid: freedom from duty, etc.: recess: break in the sittings of law- courts: school and college holidays.
  9. Act of vacating; intermission of duty; recess.
  10. An intermission; period of recreation.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.