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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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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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.
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vacancy

noun
1. Total absence of matter:
2. Empty, unfilled space:
3. Total lack of ideas, meaning, or substance:
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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
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vacancy

[ˈveɪkənsi] n
(British) (= job) → poste m vacant
(= room) → chambre f libre
"no vacancies" → "complet"
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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References in classic literature ?
Had a vacancy occurred in the post office at that time, I should have jumped at it.
Another sort is, when [1292b] the magistrates are men of very small fortune, who upon any vacancy do themselves fill it up: and if they do this out of the community at large, the state approaches to an aristocracy; if out of any particular class of people, it will be an oligarchy.
A., there is now another vacancy open which entitles a member of the League to a salary of 4 pounds a week for purely nominal services.
To the door of this, the twelfth house whose bell he had rung, came a housekeeper who made him think of an unwholesome, surfeited worm that had eaten its nut to a hollow shell and now sought to fill the vacancy with edible lodgers.
"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!
Strickland was a weird figure as he lay there, thinner than ever, with his ragged red beard and his eyes staring feverishly into vacancy; his illness seemed to have made them larger, and they had an unnatural brightness.
See how I managed from my first promotion." (Berg measured his life not by years but by promotions.) "My comrades are still nobodies, while I am only waiting for a vacancy to command a regiment, and have the happiness to be your husband." (He rose and kissed Vera's hand, and on the way to her straightened out a turned-up corner of the carpet.) "And how have I obtained all this?
To create a vacancy without nominating a successor.
Mr Allworthy and Mrs Miller had been above an hour together, when their conversation was put an end to by the arrival of Blifil and another person, which other person was no less than Mr Dowling, the attorney, who was now become a great favourite with Mr Blifil, and whom Mr Allworthy, at the desire of his nephew, had made his steward; and had likewise recommended him to Mr Western, from whom the attorney received a promise of being promoted to the same office upon the first vacancy; and, in the meantime, was employed in transacting some affairs which the squire then had in London in relation to a mortgage.
In a day or two the answer came back that he had not a vacancy, and was very much opposed to the whole scheme; the profession was greatly overcrowded, and without capital or connections a man had small chance of becoming more than a managing clerk; he suggested, however, that Philip should become a chartered accountant.
It stood three hundred yards beyond Pudd'nhead Wilson's house, with nothing between but vacancy. It was the last house in the town at that end.
To keep senators in the interest of the crown, it was proposed that the members should raffle for employment; every man first taking an oath, and giving security, that he would vote for the court, whether he won or not; after which, the losers had, in their turn, the liberty of raffling upon the next vacancy. Thus, hope and expectation would be kept alive; none would complain of broken promises, but impute their disappointments wholly to fortune, whose shoulders are broader and stronger than those of a ministry.