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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun vacation:

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Definition of the noun vacation

What does vacation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: vacations

  1. leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
    • example: we get two weeks of vacation every summer
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of vacation: holiday
    • more generic terms: leisure / leisure time = time available for ease and relaxation
    • more specific terms:
  2. the act of making something legally void

Alternative definition of the noun vacation


  1. [US] leisure time, at least a whole day but usually longer (typical are one to three weeks), away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.
  2. [US] [legal] the act of making legally void.
  3. the act of vacating something; moving out of something.
  4. a holiday period for a law court or university.

Definition of the verb vacation

What does vacation mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: vacationed | vacationing | vacations

  1. spend or take a vacation
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]My family always summered at the seashore

      Weekend Verbs (with the same syntax): december, holiday, honeymoon, overnight, sojourn, summer, weekend, winter.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of vacation: holiday
    • more generic words: pass / spend = use up a period of time in a specific way
    • more specific word: honeymoon = spend a holiday after one's marriage


  1. "Vacation": National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, and Anthony Michael Hall. John Candy, Imogene Coca, Christie Brinkley, and Jane Krakowski appear in supporting roles.
  2. "Vacation" is a 2008 film directed by Hajime Kadoi.
  3. "Vacation" a.k.a. "La vacanza" is a 1971 Italian drama film by Tinto Brass. It stars Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival on 4 September 1971 where it was awarded the 'Best Italian Film' prize. This was followed by a theatrical release in Italy on 5 April 1972. A year earlier, Brass, Redgrave and Nero had worked together on the romantic drama, Dropout.
  4. "Vacation" a.k.a. "Vacation!" is a film directed by Zach Clark.
  5. "Vacation" is a 2006 drama film written and directed by Thomas Arslan.
    • also known as Ferien
    • country: Germany
    • language: German Language
    • genre: Drama
    • rating: G
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "Vacation" is a short comedy crime film directed by Tracy Brown.


Vacation is a 2005 Indian Malayalam film, directed by K. K. Haridas and produced by AJ Shahar. The film stars Amitha, Harishree Ashokan, Indrans and Lalu Alex in lead roles. The film had musical score by Dr G Santhosh and Kaithapram Vishwanathan Nambudiri.

Phrases with Vacation

Phrases starting with the word Vacation:

  1. Vacation Day
  2. vacation home
  3. vacation spot
  4. Vacation Bible School

Phrases ending with the word Vacation:

  1. to vacation
  2. paid vacation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Vacation

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Google previewThe Law Librarian (1887)

Vacation is a thing of the past, a reminiscence, more enjoyable sometimes in recollection than in the weariness, discomfort, dreariness,

Google previewQuitting Smoking For Dummies (2011)

by David Brizer, M.D.

Vacation is a time you set aside to pamper and indulge yourself — to kick back and have fun. By most...

Google previewThe Westminster (1908)

by Richard S. Holmes

Whereas an ideal vacation is a period for filling up ; for storing away health and pleasant memories and new knowledge and fresh friends and inspirations. It is summer...

The best vacation is that which ministers to the best nature. * * * There is ...

Google previewRight to Marry (2015)

A Case for Getting and Staying Married by Carol Fox

But the vacation is a temporary situation. The holiday resort will need refurbishing, the photo ...

Google previewMarine Coastal Eutrophication (2016)

Proceedings of an International Conference, Bologna, Italy, 21-24 March 1990 by R.A. Vollenweider, R. Marchetti, R. Viviani

Tourism and Human Health A seaside vacation is a welcome recreational respite from the stress of life for many people and for many of these it is also a therapeutic occasion. The consequences of eutrophication are not consistent with ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Logic Puzzles (2000)

by Norman D. Willis

Three couples from Santa Fe, New Mexico, planned vacation trips, each couple to a different location. The three destinations were Atlanta, GA, Tucson, AZ, and Santa Barbara, CA. From the following statements, determine the first names ( one ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Education (2015)

by Susan Wallace

vacation Also referred to as school holidays, these are the periods of time between *terms when a school, college, or university does not hold full-time classes. Traditionally the three main vacations are at Christmas, Easter, and Summer.

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

Set on a heavily wooded estate adjacent to Spring Creek, the William Hobart Vacation House is a two-story Dutch Colonial Revival dwelling. It exhibits a three- bay facade with an unadorned central entrance. It still maintains its original ...

Google previewDictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (2012)

by S. Medlik

Outside the USA, a vacation or time away ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation (2004)

by John Jenkins, John Pigram

The term 'vacation' is used both to describe a holiday and the times of the year in which some institutions, such as universities...

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Quotes about Vacation

With both Caddyshack and Vacation, it's not like the subjects were serious enough that they engaged my interest for another round. I love the characters, and the actors were great, but I didn't see the need to make another Vacation movie. (Harold Ramis)
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Scrabble value of V4A1C3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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