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


  1. vacant

    Vacant refers to a place, position, or status that is not occupied by a person or intended item. It suggests emptiness or availability due to absence.

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. 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.

  2. Gary Grasso:

    We’re more than happy for people to find freedom, it is hypocrisy by the mayor of Chicago to complain about the governor of Texas – I do agree with what he’s doing – the city of Chicago says it’s going to be a sanctuary city which I oppose – but there must be vacant hotel rooms in Chicago. This is hundreds of people in a city of millions. Why are they sending them out to the Republican suburbs? You have to wonder.

  3. Jennifer McCormick:

    A reputable home inspector is important as well, Jennifer McCormick added. Their reports could state there is a leak in the roof or chimney, a grading issue where water runs into a basement or a vacant/foreclosed house that appears to have humidity issues because the power is off. The inspector may see that these situations could allow mold to grow.

  4. Barnegat Mayor Jon Novak:

    Arthur Buckel is going to be found. Arthur Buckel is going to be apprehended, my suggestion to you( Arthur Buckel) is to surrender to law enforcement immediately. Make it easy for everyone, including yourself. You are going to be apprehended either way. Surrender Arthur Buckel. NJ.com reported that authorities have chased down at least 50 dead ends in the search. Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan said in a press conference that officials are investigating every call from residents. Ryan said that Arthur Buckel could be holed up anywhere from a boat to a vacant home. Ryan said at a midnight press conference that there was a possibility that Arthur Buckel is.

  5. Damian Krause:

    The owner has to deliver vacant possession of the house. That’s for them to work out. everything she said is a lie.

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