Meaning of “vacation” - Learner’s Dictionary

vacation

noun [ C, U ] uk /vəˈkeɪʃən/ us /veɪˈkeɪʃən/
Extra Examples
Their biggest splurge each year is a five-day skiing vacation.Workers are entitled to five weeks of paid vacation each year.When do you go on your vacation?They went to Canada for their vacation.The children have a six week vacation during the summer.
AWAY FROM HOME US UK holiday

a period of time when you are not at home but are staying somewhere else for enjoyment:

We're taking a vacation in Florida.
We met Bob and Wendi on vacation.
AWAY FROM WORK mainly US

a period of the year when schools or colleges are closed:

the summer vacation
He's on vacation for three months.

(Definition of “vacation noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)