What does vacant mean?

Definitions for vacant
ˈveɪ kəntva·cant

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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.]

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.]

How to pronounce vacant?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say vacant in sign language?

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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. 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. 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. James Johnson:

    Then everything just, literally, there was nobody here, so these buildings sat totally vacant. Nothing going on out here for a number of years.

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