From the Medieval Latin word vacantia, dating back to 1570–80. See vacant, -ancy (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Vacancy
- the state of being vacant; emptiness.
- a gap; opening; breach.
- an unoccupied position or office:
- lack of thought or intelligence; vacuity:
- Crystallography. (in a crystal) an imperfection resulting from an unoccupied lattice position.Compare interstitial(def 3).
- Archaic. absence of activity; idleness.
- the state or condition of being vacant or unoccupied; emptiness
- an unoccupied post or officewe have a vacancy in the accounts department
- an unoccupied room in a boarding house, hotel, etcput the "No Vacancies" sign in the window
- lack of thought or intelligent awareness; inanityan expression of vacancy on one's face
- physics a defect in a crystalline solid caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule from its position in the crystal lattice
- obsolete idleness or a period spent in idleness
- An unoccupied position or job.
- Empty space.
- Lack of intelligence or understanding.
- : a vacant office, post, or tenancy
- : a vacating of an office, post, or piece of property
- : the time such office or property is vacant
- : physical or mental inactivity or relaxation : idleness
- : empty space : void
- : the state of being vacant : vacuity
- : an interval of leisure
Example sentences for Vacancy
- Not that a vacancy or appointments elsewhere in Washington may matter.
- And if you want to see it get even worse, just wait until the president selects someone to fill the next Supreme Court vacancy.
- But since the vacancy at the spy agency opened up, there are indications he may have had a change of heart.
- Emanuel refused its call that a principal hire a laid-off teacher when three of them applied for a vacancy.
- That ratio represents an improvement from the nadir of the recession, when there were 5.5 job seekers for every vacancy.
- Unfortunately her first appearance in London had to be postponed for a year owing to the fact of there being no vacancy.
- Mr. Brewer afterwards received his Majesty's commission appointing him to the vacancy.
- Then followed a long vacancy, highly prejudicial to the progress of the church, but a vacancy that European affairs caused.
- The boy, on the other screen, slumped back in his chair, his face relaxing into its customary expression of vacancy.
- Nothing could induce the bishop to fill up the vacancy at Hiram's Hospital caused by Mr. Harding's retirement.
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