Vacancy

/ˈveɪk(ə)nsi/

Origin

From the Medieval Latin word vacantia, dating back to 1570–80. See vacant, -ancy (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Vacancy

Vacancy

noun

  1. the state of being vacant; emptiness.
  2. a
  3. a gap; opening; breach.
  4. an unoccupied position or office:
  5. lack of thought or intelligence; vacuity:
  6. Crystallography. (in a crystal) an imperfection resulting from an unoccupied lattice position.Compare interstitial(def 3).
  7. Archaic. absence of activity; idleness.
  8. the state or condition of being vacant or unoccupied; emptiness
  9. an unoccupied post or officewe have a vacancy in the accounts department
  10. an unoccupied room in a boarding house, hotel, etcput the "No Vacancies" sign in the window
  11. lack of thought or intelligent awareness; inanityan expression of vacancy on one's face
  12. physics a defect in a crystalline solid caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule from its position in the crystal lattice
  13. obsolete idleness or a period spent in idleness

dictionary.com

Vacancy

noun

  1. An unoccupied position or job.
  2. Empty space.
  3. Lack of intelligence or understanding.

lexico.com

Vacancy

noun

  1. : a vacant office, post, or tenancy
  2. : a vacating of an office, post, or piece of property
  3. : the time such office or property is vacant
  4. : physical or mental inactivity or relaxation : idleness
  5. : empty space : void
  6. : the state of being vacant : vacuity
  7. : an interval of leisure

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Vacancy

  1. Not that a vacancy or appointments elsewhere in Washington may matter.
  2. And if you want to see it get even worse, just wait until the president selects someone to fill the next Supreme Court vacancy.
  3. But since the vacancy at the spy agency opened up, there are indications he may have had a change of heart.
  4. Emanuel refused its call that a principal hire a laid-off teacher when three of them applied for a vacancy.
  5. That ratio represents an improvement from the nadir of the recession, when there were 5.5 job seekers for every vacancy.
  6. Unfortunately her first appearance in London had to be postponed for a year owing to the fact of there being no vacancy.
  7. Mr. Brewer afterwards received his Majesty's commission appointing him to the vacancy.
  8. Then followed a long vacancy, highly prejudicial to the progress of the church, but a vacancy that European affairs caused.
  9. The boy, on the other screen, slumped back in his chair, his face relaxing into its customary expression of vacancy.
  10. Nothing could induce the bishop to fill up the vacancy at Hiram's Hospital caused by Mr. Harding's retirement.

Related words & Synonyms

job, gap, void, vacuum, vacuousness, abstraction, room, space, lack, position, situation, vacuity, emptiness, opportunity, post, voidness

Nearby words

va. , vaad , vaal , vaasa , vac , vacant , vacant possession , vacate , vacation , vacation bible school

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