Vacant meaning

vā'kənt
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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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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Not held, filled, or occupied, as a position or office.
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Not filled with activity or work; free; leisure.

Vacant time.

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Vacant lot.

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Showing no intelligence or interest.

A vacant stare.

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Lacking an identified heir.

A vacant estate.

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Untenanted, as a room or house.
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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