vacation

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /vəˈkeɪʃn/ or /vəˈkeɪʃən/
  • (US) enPR: vā-kā'shən, IPA: /veɪˈkeɪʃn/ or /veɪˈkeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /veI"keIS@n/
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Noun[change]

Singular
vacation

Plural
vacations

  1. (countable) A vacation is some time, usually between a week and a month, when people do not have to go to work, but get paid.
    Our last vacation was very nice.
    We took a two-week vacation at the end of July.
    Our annual vacations are the chance to renew family ties.

Verb[change]

Plain form
vacation

Third-person singular
vacations

Past tense
vacationed

Past participle
vacationed

Present participle
vacationing

  1. (intransitive) If you vacation, you take a vacation; you take some time off.
    My husband and I vacationed to the Bahamas over the weekend.
    We will be vacationing in the Adirondacks this summer.
    Tom vacations at the seashore every year.