Definitions for vacantˈveɪ kənt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vacant

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"

GCIDE

  1. Vacant(a.)

    Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; unoccupied; as, a vacant throne; a vacant house; a vacant apartment; a vacant parish.

  2. Origin: [F., fr. L. vacans, -antis, p. pr. of vacare to be empty, to be free or unoccupied, to have leisure, also vocare; akin to vacuus empty, and probably to E. void. Cf. Evacuate, Void, a.]

Wiktionary

  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

  6. Origin: [F., fr. L. vacans, -antis, p. pr. of vacare to be empty, to be free or unoccupied, to have leisure, also vocare; akin to vacuus empty, and probably to E. void. Cf. Evacuate, Void, a.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    Many a man thinks he has an open mind, when it's merely vacant.

  2. Chinese:

    A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as the hollow mountain returns all sounds.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.

  4. Richard Ji:

    China has the world's largest tourist population...and the largest number of vacant houses in its domestic market, which form a fertile ground for the house sharing market.

  5. Perry Brass:

    The most wonderful revenge you can have is by dumping an attractive, vacant man for an uglier one. That way all of his friends can scratch their heads, and for the next year or so wonder why.

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