Definitions for vacantˈveɪ kənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

va•cantˈveɪ kənt(adj.)

  1. having no contents; empty; void.

  2. having no occupant; unoccupied:

    no vacant seats on this train.

  3. not in use:

    a vacant warehouse.

  4. lacking in thought or intelligence:

    a vacant expression.

  5. not occupied by an incumbent, official, or the like, as a benefice or office.

  6. free from work, business, activity, etc.:

    vacant hours.

Origin of vacant:

1250–1300; ME < L vacant-, s. of vacāns, prp. of vacāre to be empty


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacant(adj)

    void of thought or knowledge

    "a vacant mind"

  2. vacant(adj)

    without an occupant or incumbent

    "the throne is never vacant"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vacant(adjective)ˈveɪ kənt

    (of land or property) not being used or occupied

    a vacant lot next to the house; The building still stands vacant.

  2. vacantˈveɪ kənt

    (of sb's expression) showing no intelligence or emotion

    a vacant look


  1. vacant(Adjective)

    Not occupied; empty.

    vacant lot

  2. vacant(Adjective)

    Showing no intelligence or interest.

    a vacant stare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacant(adj)

    deprived of contents; not filled; empty; as, a vacant room

  2. Vacant(adj)

    unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free; as, vacant hours

  3. Vacant(adj)

    not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; as, a vacant throne; a vacant parish

  4. Vacant(adj)

    empty of thought; thoughtless; not occupied with study or reflection; as, a vacant mind

  5. Vacant(adj)

    abandoned; having no heir, possessor, claimant, or occupier; as, a vacant estate

Translations for vacant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


empty or unoccupied

a vacant chair; Are there any rooms vacant in this hotel?

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