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vacation

va·ca·tion

vacation

 
 
pronunciation:
veI keI shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a period of rest from school, work, or other activities.
We'll go on vacation as soon as school ends.
similar words:
break, furlough, leave, recess, trip
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: vacationed, vacationing, vacations
definition: to take a vacation.
They vacation in Mexico.
similar words:
cruise, travel, visit
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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