I looked into her eyes and she explained that my family was on vacation.
We will discuss aspects of my vacation in due course, but first, our friend Mr. Ryan.
“The polling showed that people really resented the Vineyard vacation and valued a mountain vacation,” Morris recalled.
late 14c., "freedom from obligations, leisure, release" (from some activity or occupation), from Old French vacation, from Latin vacationem (nominative vacatio) "leisure, a being free from duty," noun of state from past participle stem of vacare "be empty, free, or at leisure" (see vain).
Meanings "state of being unoccupied; process of vacating" are early 15c. Meaning "formal suspension of activity" (in reference to schools, courts, etc.) is recorded from mid-15c. As the U.S. equivalent of what in Britain is called a holiday, it is attested from 1878.
1876, from vacation (n.). Related: Vacationed; vacationing.
Ultraviolet rays; sunshine: catch some UVs on the deck