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Definition of "vacant" [va•cant]

  • Containing nothing; empty. (adjective)
  • Without an incumbent or occupant; unfilled: a vacant position. (adjective)
  • Not occupied or put to use: a vacant lot. (adjective)
  • Law Not claimed by an heir: a vacant estate. (adjective)
  • Lacking intelligence or knowledge: a vacant mind. (adjective)
  • Without any contents; empty (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Devoid (of something specified) (adjective)
  • Having no incumbent; unoccupied (adjective)
  • Having no tenant or occupant (adjective)
  • Characterized by or resulting from lack of thought or intelligent awareness (adjective)
  • (of time, etc) not allocated to any activity (adjective)
  • Spent in idleness or inactivity (adjective)
  • (of an estate, etc) having no heir or claimant (adjective)

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Use "vacant" in a sentence
  • ""With the title vacant, a good win puts me right in line for a shot at the belt," said De Laronde."
  • "It is my decision that to be fair to the last two reigning champions of record, Hogan and Andre, and to furthermore be fair with the number-one contenders who would have faced either Andre or Hogan as champion, I now declare the title vacant."
  • "Glancing up from my notes at the old man—his expression vacant, his head trembling slightly—it was impossible to imagine him involved in such an action."