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va·can·cy

 (vā′kən-sē)
n. pl. va·can·cies
1. The condition of being vacant or unoccupied.
2. An empty or unoccupied space.
3. A position, office, or place of accommodation that is unfilled or unoccupied.
4. Emptiness of mind; inanity.
5. A crystal defect caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule in a crystal lattice.
6. Archaic A period of leisure; idleness.

vacancy

(ˈveɪkənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. the state or condition of being vacant or unoccupied; emptiness
2. an unoccupied post or office: we have a vacancy in the accounts department.
3. an unoccupied room in a boarding house, hotel, etc: put the "No Vacancies" sign in the window.
4. lack of thought or intelligent awareness; inanity: an expression of vacancy on one's face.
5. (General Physics) physics a defect in a crystalline solid caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule from its position in the crystal lattice
6. obsolete idleness or a period spent in idleness

va•can•cy

(ˈveɪ kən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state of being vacant; emptiness.
2. a vacant or unoccupied place, esp. one for rent.
3. an unoccupied position or office.
4. a gap; opening; breach.
5. lack of thought or intelligence; vacuity.
6. (in a crystal) an imperfection resulting from an unoccupied lattice position. Compare interstitial (def. 3).
7. Archaic. absence of activity; idleness.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vacancy - being unoccupiedvacancy - being unoccupied      
emptiness - the state of containing nothing
2.vacancy - an empty area or spacevacancy - an empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"

vacancy

noun
1. opening, job, post, place, position, role, situation, opportunity, slot, berth (informal), niche, job opportunity, vacant position, situation vacant They had a vacancy for a temporary secretary.
2. room, space, available accommodation, unoccupied room The hotel only has a few vacancies left.

vacancy

noun
1. Total absence of matter:
2. Empty, unfilled space:
3. Total lack of ideas, meaning, or substance:
Translations
فَراغوَظِيفَةٌ خَالِيةوَظيفَه شاغِرَه
duchaprázdnostvolné místovolné pracovní místo
ledig stillingfraværenhed
vapaa työpaikka
slobodno mjesto
欠員
공석
prosta sobaprosto delovno mesto
ledig plats
ตำแหน่งว่าง
açık/boş kadroboş yerboşluk
vị trí còn trống

vacancy

[ˈveɪkənsɪ] N
1. (= job) → vacante f
"vacancies"ofertas de trabajo
"vacancy for keen young man"se busca joven enérgico
to fill a vacancyproveer una vacante
2. (in boarding house etc) → habitación f libre, cuarto m libre
have you any vacancies?¿tiene or hay alguna habitación or algún cuarto libre?
we have no vacancies for Augustpara agosto no hay nada disponible, en agosto todo está lleno
"no vacancies"completo
"vacancies"hay habitaciones
3. (= emptiness) → lo vacío; [of mind] → vaciedad f, vacuidad f

vacancy

[ˈveɪkənsi] n
(British) (= job) → poste m vacant
(= room) → chambre f libre
"no vacancies" → "complet"

vacancy

n
(= emptiness)Leere f; (of look)Ausdruckslosigkeit f, → Leere f; (of post)Unbesetztsein nt, → Freisein nt
(in boarding house) → (freies) Zimmer; have you any vacancies for August?haben Sie im August noch Zimmer frei?; “no vacancies”„belegt“; “vacancies”Zimmer frei“
(= job)offene or freie Stelle; (at university) → Vakanz f, → unbesetzte Stelle; we have a vacancy in our personnel departmentin unserer Personalabteilung ist eine Stelle zu vergeben; we have a vacancy for an editorwir suchen einen Redakteur/eine Redakteurin; to fill a vacancyeine Stelle besetzen; we are looking for somebody to fill a vacancy in our personnel departmentwir suchen einen Mitarbeiter für unsere Personalabteilung; vacanciesStellenangebote pl, → offene Stellen pl

vacancy

[ˈveɪknsɪ] n
a. (job) → posto (vacante)
have you any vacancies? → avete bisogno di personale?
"vacancy for a secretary" → "segretaria cercasi"
b. (in boarding house) → stanza libera
"no vacancies" → "completo"
c. (emptiness) → vuoto

vacant

(ˈveikənt) adjective
1. empty or unoccupied. a vacant chair; Are there any rooms vacant in this hotel?
2. showing no thought, intelligence or interest. a vacant stare.
ˈvacancyplural ˈvacancies noun
1. an unoccupied post. We have a vacancy for a typist.
2. the condition of being vacant; emptiness. The vacancy of his expression made me doubt if he was listening.
ˈvacantly adverb
absent-mindedly; without concentration. He stared vacantly out of the window.

vacancy

وَظِيفَةٌ خَالِية volné pracovní místo ledig stilling freie Stelle κενή θέση vacante vapaa työpaikka poste vacant slobodno mjesto posto vacante 欠員 공석 vacature ledig plass wolne stanowisko vaga вакансия ledig plats ตำแหน่งว่าง boş yer vị trí còn trống 空缺
References in classic literature ?
Gradually the expression of Tamenund's features changed, and losing their vacancy in admiration, they lighted with a portion of that intelligence which a century before had been wont to communicate his youthful fire to the extensive bands of the Delawares.
At his decease, there is only a vacancy, and a momentary eddy,--very small, as compared with the apparent magnitude of the ingurgitated object,--and a bubble or two, ascending out of the black depth and bursting at the surface.
At the crotch or junction, these flukes slightly overlap, then sideways recede from each other like wings, leaving a wide vacancy between.
They dance in monotonous measure, round after round, hour after hour, with eyes fixed upon vacancy, as if they were only half conscious, in a constantly growing stupor.
Sometimes we slopped along in a narrow path on the left-hand side of the track, but by and by when the fog blew as aside a little and we saw that we were treading the rampart of a precipice and that our left elbows were projecting over a perfectly boundless and bottomless vacancy, we gasped, and jumped for the ties again.
It stood three hundred yards beyond Pudd'nhead Wilson's house, with nothing between but vacancy.
He stretched his right hand (the left arm, the mutilated one, he kept hidden in his bosom); he seemed to wish by touch to gain an idea of what lay around him: he met but vacancy still; for the trees were some yards off where he stood.
He cast a sinister look at the little flame which I had enticed to play between the ribs, swept the cat from its elevation, and bestowing himself in the vacancy, commenced the operation of stuffing a three-inch pipe with tobacco.
With a dreadful vacancy in her eyes, with a dreadful stillness in her voice, she repeated the man's last words:
She did not replace my mother; no one could do that; but she came into a vacancy in my heart, which closed upon her, and I felt towards her something I have never felt for any other human being.
For four years he had thought of Nancy Lammeter, and wooed her with tacit patient worship, as the woman who made him think of the future with joy: she would be his wife, and would make home lovely to him, as his father's home had never been; and it would be easy, when she was always near, to shake off those foolish habits that were no pleasures, but only a feverish way of annulling vacancy.
Yes, I'm afraid you'll have but a strange opinion of me," she said; "but I love all experience,--it's such fun,--and when I heard that there was a sudden vacancy for a golden-haired beauty in this place, I couldn't resist applying, and to my surprise they took me--and here I am