What does Vacant mean?

Definitions for Vacant
ˈveɪ kəntva·cant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vacantadjective

    void of thought or knowledge

    "a vacant mind"

  2. vacantadjective

    without an occupant or incumbent

    "the throne is never vacant"


  1. Vacantadjective

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


  1. vacantadjective

    Not occupied; empty.

    vacant lot

  2. vacantadjective

    Showing no intelligence or interest.

    a vacant stare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vacantadjective

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

  2. Vacantadjective

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

  3. Vacantadjective

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

  4. Vacantadjective

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

  5. Vacantadjective

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

  6. Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vacant

    vā′kant, adj. empty: free: not occupied by an incumbent or possessor: not occupied with study, &c.: thoughtless, inane.—n. Vā′cancy, emptiness: idleness: empty space, void or gap between bodies: a situation unoccupied: (Shak.) unoccupied or leisure time.—adv. Vā′cantly.—v.t. Vacāte′, to leave empty: to quit possession of: (obs.) to annul, to make useless.—ns. Vacā′tion, a vacating or making void or invalid: freedom from, duty, &c.: recess: break in the sittings of law-courts: school and college holidays; Vacā′tionist, one travelling for pleasure.—adj. Vacā′tionless.—n. Vacā′tur, the act of annulling in law. [Fr.,—L. vacans, -antis, pr.p. of vacāre, -ātum, to be empty.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vacant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vacant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Vacant in a Sentence

  1. Joe Biden:

    His low-energy, vacant-eyed mouthing of the words written for him condemning white supremacists this week I don't believe fooled anyone at home or abroad.

  2. Rutgers University:

    If I’m a Ku Klux Klan member, and I’m going to burn a cross on a vacant lot, that’s a constitutionally protected right, you put that cross on my front yard, and you light it, that is not constitutionally protected. That’s harassment. It’s an exception to the First Amendment.

  3. Donald Trump:

    In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, National Assembly invoked the country's constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant. The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.

  4. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    If we imagine for a minute that Russia has given up this role (of arms seller), we well understand that this place will not stay vacant.

  5. Author Unknown:

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

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    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    • A. denudate
    • B. elate
    • C. emanate
    • D. embellish

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