vacationva·ca·tion /vəˈkeɪʃənveɪ-/ noun [countableC] 1American EnglishAmETRAVEL a period of time when people are on holiday or not working
Most factories close for a few weeks in the summer for vacations and plant maintenance.
Mr Williams wason vacation and couldn’t be reached.
2a period of time when universities and certain law courts or other organizations are closed
The process may take longer if the timetable is interrupted by a court vacation.