Definitions for vacancyˈveɪ kən si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

va•can•cyˈveɪ kən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the state of being vacant; emptiness.

  2. a vacant or unoccupied place, esp. one for rent.

  3. an unoccupied position or office.

  4. a gap; opening; breach.

  5. lack of thought or intelligence; vacuity.

  6. (in a crystal) an imperfection resulting from an unoccupied lattice position.

    Ref: Compare interstitial (def. 3). 3

  7. Archaic. absence of activity; idleness.

Origin of vacancy:

1570–80; < ML

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacancy(noun)

    being unoccupied

  2. void, vacancy, emptiness, vacuum(noun)

    an empty area or space

    "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vacancy(noun)ˈveɪ kən si

    an available room in a hotel

    There are still vacancies.

  2. vacancyˈveɪ kən si

    a job that is available

    We're trying to fill a vacancy in Finance.


  1. vacancy(Noun)

    An unoccupied position or job.

  2. vacancy(Noun)

    An available room in a hotel; guest house, etc.

  3. vacancy(Noun)

    Empty space.

  4. vacancy(Noun)

    Lack of intelligence or understanding.

  5. vacancy(Noun)

    A defect in a crystal caused by the absence of an atom in a lattice

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacancy(noun)

    the quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness

  2. Vacancy(noun)

    that which is vacant

  3. Vacancy(noun)

    empty space; vacuity; vacuum

  4. Vacancy(noun)

    an open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts

  5. Vacancy(noun)

    unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation

  6. Vacancy(noun)

    a place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc

Translations for vacancy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an unoccupied post

We have a vacancy for a typist.

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