Pronunciation: (vā-kā'shun, vu-), [key]
1. a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: Schoolchildren are on vacation now.
2. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended.
3. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.
4. an act or instance of vacating.
to take or have a vacation: to vacation in the Caribbean.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.