- The definition of vacant is empty.
When an apartment is for rent and no one is living there, this is an example of an apartment that would be described as vacant.
A vacant apartment.
- having nothing in it, as a space; devoid of contents; empty; void
- not held, filled, or occupied, as a position or office
- having no occupant: a vacant seat
- untenanted, as a room or house
- not filled with activity or work; free; leisure: vacant time
- having or showing emptiness of mind or lack of intelligence, interest, thought, etc.
- empty of thought: said of the mind
- unoccupied or unused, as land
- having no claimant, as an estate or succession
- not yet granted, as public lands
Origin of vacantOld French ; from Classical Latin vacans, present participle of vacare, to be empty
- a. Containing nothing; empty: vacant space.b. Not occupied or put to use: a vacant row of seats.c. Without an incumbent or occupant; unfilled: a vacant position.d. Not filled with any activity: vacant hours. See Synonyms at empty.
- Law Lacking an identified heir: a vacant estate.
- a. Lacking intelligence or knowledge: a vacant mind.b. Lacking expression; blank: a vacant stare.
Origin of vacantMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin vacāns, vacant-, present participle of vacāre, to be empty; see eu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.