• Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
  • (Canada, US) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
  • A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
  • (US, law) The act of making legally void.
  • (obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. [15th-17th c.]
  • The act of vacating something; moving out. [from 19th c.]

    "The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents."


  • (intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.

    "This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico."

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