Vacant definition

vākənt
Having nothing in it, as a space; devoid of contents; empty; void.
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Having no occupant.

A vacant seat.

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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.

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Vacant lot.

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Containing nothing; empty.

Vacant space.

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Not occupied or put to use.

A vacant row of seats.

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Without an incumbent or occupant; unfilled.

A vacant position.

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Not filled with any activity.

Vacant hours.

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Lacking intelligence or knowledge.

A vacant mind.

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Lacking expression; blank.

A vacant stare.

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Having or showing emptiness of mind or lack of intelligence, interest, thought, etc.
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Empty of thought.
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Unoccupied or unused, as land.
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Having no claimant, as an estate or succession.
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Not yet granted, as public lands.
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Showing no intelligence or interest.

A vacant stare.

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Not held, filled, or occupied, as a position or office.
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Untenanted, as a room or house.
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Not filled with activity or work; free; leisure.

Vacant time.

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(law) Lacking an identified heir.

A vacant estate.

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Origin of vacant

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin vacāns vacant- present participle of vacāre to be empty euə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition