What does vacant mean?

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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"

GCIDE

  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.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  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

    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.]

  2. Vacantadjective

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

    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.]

  3. Vacantadjective

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

    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.]

  4. Vacantadjective

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

    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.]

  5. Vacantadjective

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

    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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Numerology

  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. Isabelle Kumar:

    We told Emirates every step of the way that Eli had epilepsy( and autism) but when we asked for a seat with a vacant seat next to it in case he had a seizure they suddenly wanted to see the medical certificate.

  2. Joe Biden:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Viraf Mehta:

    The turnover rate is extremely low, we have close to 1,000 people on waiting lists wanting a flat in one of the colonies, but there are no vacant houses.

  5. 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.

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