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.

    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. 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. Hal Gavzie:

    No one is surprised the prices have come down slightly, landlords are doing whatever they can to get vacant apartments filled.

  3. 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.

  4. Ellen Goodman:

    Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.

  5. Perry Brass:

    The most wonderful revenge you can have is by dumping an attractive, vacant man for an uglier one. That way all of his friends can scratch their heads, and for the next year or so wonder why.

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