Synonyms vacation (a period of time you spend away from work, business school): I had a restful vacation this summer.
holiday UK (a period of time you spend away from work, business school): I normally take my holiday in summer.
break (a short period of time you spend away from work, business school): I decided to have a weekend break in New York.
leave (a period of time when you are not at work): He took a sick leave from work.
time off (time when you are allowed not to be at work or school): I needed some time off to go to the dentist.
day off: If you want a day off work, you’ll have to ask the boss.
furlough (a period of time when a worker or a soldier is absent): Some soldiers were going home on furlough.
sabbatical: Professor Wilson is on sabbatical until January.
recess (a brief period of time when members of parliament or other official body stop working)