Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.
A period of intermission of regular paid work or employment, or of studies and exercises at an educational institution; the time during which a person temporarily ceases regular duties of any kind and performs other activites, usually some form of liesure; holidays; recess (at a school); as, the spring vacation; to spend one's vacation travelling; to paint the house while on vacation. Vacation is typically used for rest, travel, or recreation, but may be used for any purpose. In Britain this sense of vacation is usually referred to as holiday.
The time when an office is vacant;
the time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is vacant.
The period between the end of one Full Term and the start of the next. It is not a synonym for "holiday", as this is regarded as a period of consolidatory and preparatory reading.
"I think that if I had two or three quiet days of just sheer thinking I'd upset everything," Henry Miller complained. "I ought to go to the office one day and blow out [my boss's] brains. That's the first step." Now you know why your vacation [from the Latin for "freedom"] is always so short, and so exhaustingly packed with activities: Thinking must not be permitted. See: FREE TIME, LEISURELY, RECUPERATE, RELAX, WORK.
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"
a funny time - neither fish, nor flesh nor fowl, but full of good red herrings to distract you from the true path - wherever you may imagine that to be leading
a great time to learn a new activity
a must, so plan some time away
a period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, and relaxation
a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need
a period of travel during which you find that you took twice as many clothes and half as much money as you needed
a precious time everyone looks forward to
a r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g time, so pick up some info here, pack your suntan lotion and leave the horrible expectations at home
a time for everybody to enjoy a new and exciting place
a time for you to relax and forget about your worries and troubles
a time of rest or a change of everyday activities
a time to get away, relax, and enjoy
a time to leave
a time to relax and enjoy your time off but getting there and arriving home safely should be a priority
a time to relax away from everyday life
a time to vacate, but a holiday is a time to celebrate
a two-week-long experience where money and time race against each other, until both are totally exhausted
a window of time in which I leave the routine and demands of my daily life
a wonderful time for a make over
Holiday period, in between academic terms.
Vacation is a term used in English-speaking North America to describe a lengthy time away from work or school, a trip abroad, or simply a pleasure trip away from home, such as a trip to the beach that lasts several days or longer. In the rest of the English-speaking world the word "holiday" is used, whereas in North America, "holiday" normally applies to a specific national holiday or long weekend related to such a day. In some cases "vacation holiday" is used in North America, which signifies that a vacation trip is taken during a traditional national holiday period, extended on either end of the period by taking additional time off from work—creating a longer time unencumbered by work, an extended "long weekend", as it were.
Vacation was the Go-Go's second album, released in 1982. Both "Vacation" and "Cool Jerk" scored on the pop charts, and the Go-Go's were riding high at this time, with the group's future looking great. However, signs of future problems were beginning to show, as the members' drug use and internal fighting began to escalate.