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vacation

va·ca·tion

vacation

 
 
pronunciation:
veI keI shn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a period of rest, leisure, recreation, or travel, esp. away from one's regular occupation.
synonyms:
holiday
similar words:
break, breather, furlough, leave, R and R, recess, respite, sabbatical, trip
definition 2: a fixed period during which most regular school and business activity stops or slows; holiday.
synonyms:
holiday, recess
similar words:
break, intermission
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: vacationed, vacationing, vacations
definition: to take a vacation.
similar words:
cruise, estivate, jaunt, sightsee, travel, visit
Word History
Vacation comes from a Latin word that means "to be empty, free, or at leisure." See the word history at school for an interesting surprise.
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Word Parts
The word vacation contains the following part:
vac Latin root that means empty