vacate

Definitions

  • It is vacation; students dozing against a wall
    It is vacation; students dozing against a wall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vacate cancel officially "He revoked the ban on smoking","lift an embargo","vacate a death sentence"
    • v vacate leave behind empty; move out of "You must vacate your office by tonight"
    • v vacate leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily "She vacated the position when she got pregnant","The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"A WEEK'S VACATION IN LITTLE OLD NEW YORK" "A WEEK'S VACATION IN LITTLE OLD NEW YORK"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, Americans spend five times more of their time in their cars than they do on vacation
    • Vacate To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause. "That after act vacating the authority of the precedent.""The necessity of observing the Jewish Sabbath was vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's Day."
    • Vacate To defeat; to put an end to. "He vacates my revenge."
    • Vacate To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most popular vacation destinations for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls
    • vacate To make vacant; cause to be empty; quit the occupancy or possession of; leave empty or unoccupied: as, James II. vacated the throne.
    • vacate To annul; make void; make of no authority or validity.
    • vacate To defeat the purpose of; make void of meaning; make useless.
    • vacate To quit; leave.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you were to go on vacation for eleven days, you'd have less than one million seconds to enjoy it.
    • v.t Vacate to leave empty: to quit possession of:
    • v.t Vacate (obs.) to annul, to make useless
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Quotations

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    “A vacation should be just long enough that you're boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.”
  • David Lloyd George
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    “With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.”
  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman
    “I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.”
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    “No one needs a vacation more than the person who just had one.”
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    “The bigger the summer vacation the harder the fall.”
  • Morris Fishbein
    Morris Fishbein
    “A vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vacare, vacatum, to be empty. See Vacant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. vacans, -antis, pr.p. of vacāre, -ātum, to be empty.

Usage

In literature:

You and Sandy and I are going vacationing!
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
I 'm going to take a sort of vacation.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
We were always together during vacations with our six other friends.
"Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer" by Jessie Graham Flower
That reminds me, Arline, aren't you and Ruth coming home with me for the Easter vacation?
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
I, for one, wish to enjoy our Thanksgiving vacation with Mabel.
"Grace Harlowe's Fourth Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
This was some kind of a vacation Marjorie was havin', and she was doin' her best to make every hour count.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
This is vacation time for most people, you know.
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
Most schools had kept open all the year round, but now the higher ones were giving a month's vacation.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
And anyway it's almost vacation.
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
It had been provided for his vacation by the Department of Justice.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
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In poetry:

"I like to have vacation,
I like to camp and roam;
But mostly, in a curious way,
I like the coming home.
"September" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Ther's too mich love ov worldly ways,
An too mich affectation;
They work i'th' vinyard a few days,
Then hint abaat vacation.
"Old Dave To Th' New Parson" by John Hartley
He soon vacates this world himself,
And leaves a weeping widow,
With mind, and soul, and heart bereft,
A past all dark and bitter.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Now Lizzie! I have written back,
In answer to your publication;
So let us promptly tread the track,
Before the first of next vacation.
"To Lizzie" by James Avis Bartley
Cold and final, the imagination
Shuts down its fabled summer house;
Blue views are boarded up; our sweet vacation
Dwindles in the hour-glass.
"Two Lovers And A Beachcomber" by Sylvia Plath
And if you march beside some Kentish hedge,
And blackberries hang thick clustered o'er the ways,
Hick down a branch! Rest by the road's brown edge;
Eat! Nor forget our last vacation days!
"To My Son" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

When away on vacation, it is often a hassle to keep track of credit and debit cards.
When you go on vacation, you bring about 9 of these home with you.
What I Ate on My Summer Vacation.
What do restaurant critics eat on their summer vacations.
Evans takes up that theme in his "Lucille" series, focusing on a house vacated by the death of an elderly friend of that name.
This vacation keeps getting better.
Stacy Keibler is pictured on the beach in Los Cabos , while vacationing over Thanks Giving.
They're giving away a $15,000 Nantucket vacation, a six-month trip around the world.
Steve-O and Elisabetta Canalis vacation together in Rome, Italy.
Fantastic resort with a one-of-a-kind vacation experience.
Your favorite office sweater is your new vacation buddy.
Vacation plans for many families with student in Chicago Public Schools got turned upside down today.
Vacation Pic's From So Dak Over The 4th.
I'm in Austin right now, mostly on vacation.
The federal district court's order granting criminal forfeiture of the debtor 's funds is vacated because the government provided insufficient notice to the trustee administering the debtor 's bankruptcy estate.
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In science:

Further assume the vacation discipline of Example 3.2 with the vacation time distribution identical to the service time distribution.
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Note that we only proved the result of Lemma 4.2 for the vacation discipline of Example 3.2.
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In this subsection we consider the vacation disciplines obeying Scenario 2.
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For this class of vacation disciplines we find the following bounds.
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LI denotes the number of customers during a non-serving (vacation) period.
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