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. Bennie Thompson:

    The seven months the Homeland Security Secretary position has remained vacant, and without a nominee, is far too long for a department charged with keeping the country secure. DHS needs well-qualified, permanent, Senate-confirmed leadership as soon as possible.

  2. Lindsay Zanno:

    Theropods were ready understudies for vacant top predator niches when large-bodied crocs and their relatives bowed out, predatory dinosaurs went on to fill these roles exclusively for the next 135 million years.

  3. Rodrigo Duterte:

    Even those, those vacant (islands) that are considered ours, let's live there, it's like we're all competing to take these islands. And what's ours now at least, let's take it and make a strong point there that this is ours.

  4. Yutaka Okada:

    Popular areas will survive, but it would not be surprising if areas that are not so popular will have a lot of vacant houses and turn into slums.

  5. 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 Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.

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