• noun: a period of time that a person spends away from home, school, or business usually in order to relax or travel
  • noun: a respite or a time of respite from something
  • verb: to go somewhere during a vacation
  • verb: to take or spend a vacation
  • often used in the phrase 'on vacation'
  • synonyms: intermission, rest, leisure


  • All employees are given three weeks 'vacation'. [=they will be paid for 15 days that they do not work per year]

  • His parents have a beautiful 'vacation home' [=a house that someone lives in during vacations] by the lake.

  • She spent most of her 'long vacations' [=summer vacations] at her parents' house.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) Anyone? - Jordan. - Uh. How much more of this? months weeks and days until summer vacation. Then it's off to the Bahamas with you know who. Come. Fly with me, criancinha - Ah. (..)
    2015 Inside Out