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Word of the Day: Vacation

Aug 8, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

va-ca-tion / vāˈkāSH(ə)n,vəˈkāSH(ə)n
 
noun
 
1.      a period of time spent away from home or work
The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don’t know how to rest.
Thich Nhat Hanh, 1926-
 
2.      a period during which usual activity is suspended
Life is a vacation from two eternities.
William S. Burroughs, 1914-1997
 
3.      respite from something
She was given a year’s vacation from office work and spent most of it in England and on the continent.
from ‘The Story of Chautauqua’ by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, 1843-1930
 
4.      an instance of leaving a place
An agent must take all reasonable steps to ensure that any final inspection of the property, on vacation of the property, is conducted in the presence of the tenant, unless otherwise authorized by the tenant.
 
verb
 
1.      to holiday or travel for pleasure
Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.
Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012

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District Governor 2019-2020
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