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va·cant

 (vā′kənt)
adj.
1.
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.
2. Law Lacking an identified heir: a vacant estate.
3.
a. Lacking intelligence or knowledge: a vacant mind.
b. Lacking expression; blank: a vacant stare.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vacāns, vacant-, present participle of vacāre, to be empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

va′cant·ly adv.
va′cant·ness n.

vacant

(ˈveɪkənt)
adj
1. without any contents; empty
2. (foll by: of) devoid (of something specified)
3. having no incumbent; unoccupied: a vacant post.
4. having no tenant or occupant: a vacant house.
5. characterized by or resulting from lack of thought or intelligent awareness: a vacant stare.
6. (of time, etc) not allocated to any activity: a vacant hour in one's day.
7. spent in idleness or inactivity: a vacant life.
8. (Law) law (of an estate, etc) having no heir or claimant
[C13: from Latin vacāre to be empty]
ˈvacantly adv
ˈvacantness n

va•cant

(ˈveɪ kənt)

adj.
1. having no contents; empty; void.
2. having no occupant; unoccupied: no vacant seats on this train.
3. not in use: a vacant warehouse.
4. lacking in thought or intelligence: a vacant expression.
5. not occupied by an incumbent, official, or the like, as a benefice or office.
6. free from work, business, activity, etc.: vacant hours.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin vacant-, s. of vacāns, present participle of vacāre to be empty]
va′cant•ly, adv.
va′cant•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vacant - void of thought or knowledgevacant - void of thought or knowledge; "a vacant mind"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
2.vacant - without an occupant or incumbentvacant - without an occupant or incumbent; "the throne is never vacant"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"

vacant

adjective
2. unfilled, unoccupied The post has been vacant for some time.
unfilled taken, occupied, engaged
3. blank, vague, dreamy, dreaming, empty, abstracted, idle, thoughtless, vacuous, inane, expressionless, unthinking, absent-minded, incurious, ditzy or ditsy (slang) She had a dreamy, vacant look on her face.
blank lively, animated, thoughtful, expressive, reflective, engrossed

vacant

adjective
1. Containing nothing:
2. Not occupied or put to use:
3. Lacking intelligent thought or content:
4. Lacking value, use, or substance:
Translations
خالٍ من التَّعْبيرخالٍ، شاغِر، غَيْر مَسْكونشاغِر
volnýprázdnýtupý
ledigtanketom
vapaa
prazan
kifejezéstelen tekintet
auîur, laustómlegur
空いている
비어 있는
išsiblaškiuslaisva vieta
brīvsneaizņemtstukšsvakantsvienaldzīgs
duchom neprítomný
prost
tom
ที่ยังไม่มีคนใช้
trống không

vacant

[ˈveɪkənt] ADJ
1. (= unoccupied) [seat] → libre, desocupado; [room] → libre, disponible; [house] → desocupado, vacío; [space] → vacío
is this seat vacant?¿está libre (este asiento)?
vacant lot (US) → solar m
vacant postvacante f
to become or fall vacant [post] → quedar(se) vacante
see also situation
2. (= expressionless) [look] → ausente, vacío
3. (= stupid) [person] → alelado

vacant

[ˈveɪkənt] adj
[post] → vacant(e)
[seat] → libre; [hotel room] → libre
a vacant seat → un siège libre
[expression, look, stare] → vide
She looked round her with a rather vacant expression → Elle posa autour d'elle un regard vide.
She had a kind of vacant look on her face → Son visage exprimait quelque chose de vide.vacant lot n (mainly US) (gen)terrain m inoccupé; (for sale)terrain m à vendre

vacant

adj
postfrei, offen; (Univ) → unbesetzt, vakant; WC, seat, hotel room, parking spacefrei; house, roomunbewohnt, leer stehend; landunbebaut; tablefrei, unbesetzt; hospital bedleer (stehend); the house has been vacant for two monthsdas Haus steht seit zwei Monaten leer; vacant lotunbebautes Grundstück; with vacant possession (Jur) → bezugsfertig; to become or fall vacantfrei werden
(= empty) daysunausgefüllt, lang; the vacant future stretched before himdie Zukunft lag leer vor ihm
mind, stareleer

vacant

[ˈveɪknt] adj
a. (seat, room) → libero/a; (property, house) → vuoto/a, libero/a; (post) → vacante
vacant lot → terreno non occupato (for sale) → terreno in vendita
b. (look, expression) → vuoto/a, vacuo/a, assente

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.

vacant

شاغِر volný ledig unbesetzt αδειανός desocupado vapaa vacant prazan vacante 空いている 비어 있는 leeg ledig wolny vago неиспользуемый tom ที่ยังไม่มีคนใช้ boş trống không 有空缺的
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