Meaning of VACANCY in English


/vay"keuhn see/ , n. , pl. vacancies .

1. the state of being vacant; emptiness.

2. a vacant, empty, or unoccupied place, as untenanted lodgings or offices: This building still has no vacancies.

3. a gap; opening; breach.

4. an unoccupied position or office: a vacancy on the Supreme Court.

5. lack of thought or intelligence; vacuity: a look of utter vacancy.

6. Crystall. (in a crystal) an imperfection resulting from an unoccupied lattice position. Cf. interstitial (def. 3).

7. Archaic. absence of activity; idleness.

[ 1570-80; vacantia. See VACANT, -ANCY ]

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