What does vacant mean?

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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.

    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. 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

    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. Vacant(adj)

    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. Vacant(adj)

    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. Vacant(adj)

    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. Vacant(adj)

    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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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. 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.

  2. The IBF:

    After a lengthy review and period of deliberation, the International Boxing Federation has vacated the IBF Middleweight title held by Gennady Golovkin, the IBF had to enforce the penalty under Rule 5H for Gennady Golovkin having participated in an unsanctioned contest within his weight class and declare the IBF Middleweight title vacant.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Job interview is so bogus often in a private organization that it is conducted to merely collect market and competitors’ information with no intention to select the candidate for the vacant position.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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