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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 ?
I mean the power of filling casual vacancies in the Senate.
Immediately after this clause follows another in these words: "The President shall have power to fill up all VACANCIES that may happen DURING THE RECESS OF THE SENATE, by granting commissions which shall EXPIRE AT THE END OF THEIR NEXT SESSION.
The last of these two clauses, it is equally clear, cannot be understood to comprehend the power of filling vacancies in the Senate, for the following reasons: First.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.
It's worth quite a little fortune to any man who gets it, and I understand that there are more vacancies than there are men, so that the trustees are at their wits' end what to do with the money.
Why, I wonder at that, for you are eligible yourself for one of the vacancies.
In my dreams, along at first, I still wandered thirteen centuries away, and my unsatisfied spirit went calling and harking all up and down the unreplying vacancies of a vanished world.
The charm of an object to occupy the many vacancies of Harriet's mind was not to be talked away.
The only dependence of the representatives on the people consisted in the right of the latter to supply occasional vacancies by the election of new members, and in the chance of some event which might produce a general new election.
The largest number of vacancies (2,432) in the fourth quarter of last year was counted in the sector of trade and the smallest number in the sector of public administration.
The Employment Vacancies statistical factsheet, providing key statistics on the number of Vacancies notified to the JobCentres/Jobs and Benefits Offices, was published by the Department for Communities today.