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I know I'm never going to be as successful as my dad, but I get bored doing nothing. I couldn't go from vacation to vacation and have no motivation.
Tamara Ecclestone

Meaning of "vacation" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VACATION

From Latin vacātiō freedom, from vacāre to be empty.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VACATION

vacation  [vəˈkeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VACATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vacation is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb vacation in English.

WHAT DOES VACATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Vacation

A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often take a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family. A person may take a longer break from work, such as a sabbatical, gap year, or career break. The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. Historically, the idea of travel for recreation was a luxury that only wealthy people could afford. In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons other than weekly observance of the Sabbath was frowned upon. However, the modern concept of vacation was led by a later religious movement encouraging spiritual retreat and recreation. The notion of breaking from work periodically took root among the middle and working class.

Definition of vacation in the English dictionary

The first definition of vacation in the dictionary is a period of the year when the law courts or universities are closed. Other definition of vacation is the act of departing from or abandoning property, etc. Vacation is also to take a vacation; holiday.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO VACATION

PRESENT

Present
I vacation
you vacation
he/she/it vacations
we vacation
you vacation
they vacation
Present continuous
I am vacationing
you are vacationing
he/she/it is vacationing
we are vacationing
you are vacationing
they are vacationing
Present perfect
I have vacationed
you have vacationed
he/she/it has vacationed
we have vacationed
you have vacationed
they have vacationed
Present perfect continuous
I have been vacationing
you have been vacationing
he/she/it has been vacationing
we have been vacationing
you have been vacationing
they have been vacationing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I vacationed
you vacationed
he/she/it vacationed
we vacationed
you vacationed
they vacationed
Past continuous
I was vacationing
you were vacationing
he/she/it was vacationing
we were vacationing
you were vacationing
they were vacationing
Past perfect
I had vacationed
you had vacationed
he/she/it had vacationed
we had vacationed
you had vacationed
they had vacationed
Past perfect continuous
I had been vacationing
you had been vacationing
he/she/it had been vacationing
we had been vacationing
you had been vacationing
they had been vacationing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will vacation
you will vacation
he/she/it will vacation
we will vacation
you will vacation
they will vacation
Future continuous
I will be vacationing
you will be vacationing
he/she/it will be vacationing
we will be vacationing
you will be vacationing
they will be vacationing
Future perfect
I will have vacationed
you will have vacationed
he/she/it will have vacationed
we will have vacationed
you will have vacationed
they will have vacationed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been vacationing
you will have been vacationing
he/she/it will have been vacationing
we will have been vacationing
you will have been vacationing
they will have been vacationing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would vacation
you would vacation
he/she/it would vacation
we would vacation
you would vacation
they would vacation
Conditional continuous
I would be vacationing
you would be vacationing
he/she/it would be vacationing
we would be vacationing
you would be vacationing
they would be vacationing
Conditional perfect
I would have vacation
you would have vacation
he/she/it would have vacation
we would have vacation
you would have vacation
they would have vacation
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been vacationing
you would have been vacationing
he/she/it would have been vacationing
we would have been vacationing
you would have been vacationing
they would have been vacationing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you vacation
we let´s vacation
you vacation
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to vacation
Past participle
vacationed
Present Participle
vacationing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VACATION


allocation
ˌæləˈkeɪʃən
application
ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən
authentication
ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃən
certification
ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
classification
ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
communication
kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən
dedication
ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
education
ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən
identification
aɪˌdɛntɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
indication
ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən
location
ləʊˈkeɪʃən
medication
ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
modification
ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
notification
ˌnəʊtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
publication
ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən
qualification
ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
relocation
ˌriːləʊˈkeɪʃən
specification
ˌspɛsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
syndication
ˌsɪndɪˈkeɪʃən
verification
ˌvɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VACATION

vacance
vacancies
vacancy
vacant
vacant lot
vacant possession
vacantly
vacantness
vacatable
vacate
vacation course
vacation pay
vacation trip
vacation work
vacationer
vacationist
vacationland
vacationless
vacatur
vaccinal

WORDS THAT END LIKE VACATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
association
citation
combination
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation
foundation
generation

Synonyms and antonyms of vacation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VACATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «vacation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of vacation

Translation of «vacation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VACATION

Find out the translation of vacation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vacation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vacation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

度假
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vacaciones
570 millions of speakers

English

vacation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छुट्टी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عطلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отдых
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

férias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবকাশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vacances
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bercuti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Urlaub
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

休暇
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휴가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Liburan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỳ nghỉ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விடுமுறைக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुट्टी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tatil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vacanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wakacje
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відпочинок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vacanta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διακοπές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vakansie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

semester
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ferie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vacation

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VACATION»

The term «vacation» is very widely used and occupies the 3.925 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of vacation
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VACATION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «vacation» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «vacation» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vacation

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10 QUOTES WITH «VACATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vacation.
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Christa B. Allen
I like to travel any chance I get, even if it's just a local vacation to San Diego or Palm Springs or wherever. I just like to get out and do stuff and see the world.
2
Oksana Baiul
One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.
3
Rosecrans Baldwin
My ideal vacation isn't about complex maneuvers. I want to arrive somewhere foreign where I don't speak the language, go hiking, then plop down in a sunny square, have drinks, read a book, and see what happens.
4
Lance Burton
I've worked nonstop for 31 years. I've counted down myself hundreds of cues for everything in each 90-minute show. I've never really taken an extended break, so I'd like to see what a vacation is really like.
5
Chip Conley
My life is scattered and busy. I think of my home as a resort. When I step through the door, I feel relaxed. I almost feel like I've taken a vacation.
6
Lilla Crawford
I was on vacation in New York when my agent called asking if I wanted to go right in and audition for 'Billy Elliot,' so I was lucky to be there.
7
Christian Dior
On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant.
8
Tamara Ecclestone
I know I'm never going to be as successful as my dad, but I get bored doing nothing. I couldn't go from vacation to vacation and have no motivation.
9
Caitlin Flanagan
I used to teach at a private school, and the parents thought I loved their children. I did not love their children! I liked them well enough, but I was always delighted to see them go off for summer vacation.
10
Vito Fossella
Every single day, we have hundreds, if not thousands of police officers protecting the lives of not just New Yorkers, but the millions who come to New York City to work and to vacation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VACATION»

Discover the use of vacation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vacation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Assassination Vacation
New York Times bestselling author of The Word Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our ...
Sarah Vowell, 2005
2
Aliens on Vacation
A 13-year old boy discovers that his grandmother is running an inn for aliens! After learning the already suspicious town sheriff is camping in the area, will the boy blow Granny's cover?
Clete Barrett Smith, 2011
3
Vacation Decision Making
This book explores the complex decision-making processes involved in choosing and buying tourism products and services.
Alain Decrop, 2006
4
Geronimo Stilton #9: A Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner.
Geronimo Stilton, 2011
5
Betty's Summer Vacation
Looking for a little rest and time by herself, Betty rents a summer share at the beach.
Christopher Durang, 1999
6
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
When sixteen-year-old Amy, a spoiled American, goes to Israel for a three-month summer vacation with a father she barely knows, she is not prepared for his Jewish family and the changes they bring about in her life.
Simone Elkeles, 2010
7
A to Z Mysteries: The Vampire's Vacation
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ron Roy, 2009
8
101 Family Vacation Games: Have Fun While Traveling, ...
"Includes games new and old and from all around the world for parents to explore with their families and engage their children in a positive and fun-filled way. For families with children ages 4 and up"--Provided by publisher.
Shando Varda, 2007
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Pictures from Our Vacation
Feet 3. A container of noodles That's it? Does 1 + 2 + 3 = summer vacation? What about how it felt to swim in the lake? What about the stories their cousins told and the taste of a just-invented strawberry and whipped cream dessert?
Lynne Rae Perkins, 2007
10
Was God on Vacation?: A WWII Autobiography
Through the author's eyes we see the invasion of the Netherlands, home life under the Nazis, the Buchenwald death camp, the French Underground, D-Day with the American 101st Airborne Divisions, the liberation of France, Dutch Marine ...
Jack Van Der Geest, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VACATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vacation is used in the context of the following news items.
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R-Rated Comedies, 'Vacation' Among Them, Continue to Struggle
But it was an unexpected misfire that caught Hollywood's attention: “Vacation” (Warner Bros.) became the fourth R-rated comedy of the summer to receive the ... «New York Times, Aug 15»
2
'Vacation': Film Review
And so it was for me at Vacation, the gross follow-up to the Chevy Chase comedy from 1983, National Lampoon's Vacation, a smash hit that launched a ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
3
Chinese company treats 6400 employees to French vacation
(CNN) More than 6,000 employees of Tiens Group -- a Chinese conglomerate -- were given the VIP treatment on an all expenses paid trip to France to celebrate ... «CNN, May 15»
4
Watch: The Griswolds Get Nostalgic in 'Vacation' Red Band Trailer
The red band trailer for Warner Bros.' “Vacation” has hit the Web, and writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein pay due homage to the ... «Variety, May 15»
5
Starwood to spin off vacation ownership business with HQ in Orlando
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) on Tuesday announced plans to spin off its Starwood Vacation Ownership business into a separate ... «Orlando Business Journal, Feb 15»
6
In Japan, it soon may be against the law to not take a vacation
A survey by the country's Labor Ministry in 2013 found that employees only took nine out of an average entitlement of 18.5 days of paid vacation. Another poll ... «Washington Post, Feb 15»
7
Pearl Jam and lots of golf: Obama ends Hawaiian vacation
Honolulu (CNN) The trouble with vacations is they must end. ... plane, some new sanctions on North Korea — Obama's winter vacation concluded without many ... «CNN, Jan 15»
8
What President Obama is reading on his vacation
HONOLULU -- President Obama is spending his Hawaiian vacation playing golf, getting together with high school friends and reading a handful of dark novels ... «CBS News, Dec 14»
9
Lindsay Lohan Suffering From Rare, Untreatable Virus During …
Leading up to Christmas Day, Lohan was thoroughly enjoying her vacation, sharing Instagram snaps of her gorgeous surroundings with captions like, “The ... «Us Magazine, Dec 14»
10
Compared to past presidents, Obama takes few vacations
Each Christmas, President Obama takes a vacation with his family in Hawaii and this year was no different. Last Friday the First Family touched down ready to ... «CBS News, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vacation [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vacation>. Oct 2020 ».
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